Provo Named Most Charitable City
Our city is amazing! We have a supportive community and neighbors who help and watch out for each other. Others have recognized this on social media and, more recently, in a study by SmartAsset. I am so proud and honored to be the mayor of Provo. Our citizens are some of the very best!
The following is from SmartAsset on their methodology for this ranking:
"In a new analysis of IRS data, SmartAsset uncovered the places where Americans give the most to charity, and the Provo-Orem metro area ranks in the number one spot. It is the first of three Utah metro areas to crack our top 10.
According to data from the IRS, just under 35% of tax returns with income in the Provo-Orem area include charitable contributions. That ranks sixth-highest in our study, and those charitable donations are more than token gestures. Our data shows this metro area ranks first for the percent of income donated to charity. The total value of charitable contributions in the Provo area represents 6.8% of the total income reported there."
Details on the study, including full methodology and rankings, can be found here.