California is a significant force in philanthropy in the United States. In 2001, California's taxpayers contributed $16.5 billion to philanthropy, in a year that saw $122 billion given to charity nationwide. California ranks 10th in the country in charitable deductions by taxpayers with incomes of $75,000 to $100,0001, and second in the country, behind only New York, in the total number of foundations, foundation assets and annual grants made. The Golden State leads the nation in the number ...

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