Congratulations! We are in the giving mood as a country!  According to,  World Giving Index  Americans are among the world’s most generous people, ranking in at  No. 4 out of 140 countries. And here in WNY, we are known for helping out our fellow neighbors and we have the stats to prove it! WalletHub has released a study ranking the states on how charitable they are, While New York didn't rank the first one the list we still finished very high. Normally, I feel these surveys are weighted based on what happens in the City but not this one. It wouldn't surprise me if WNY leads the charge with charity. The study was based on 18 key indicators of charitable behavior like donations and volunteering.

Top 10 Most Charitable States

  1. Minnesota
  2. Utah
  3. New York
  4. Maryland
  5. Connecticut
  6. Virginia
  7. Georgia
  8. Washington
  9. New Hampshire
  10. Wisconsin

Residents of New York are more likely to donate over volunteering, but what counts is that they are giving!

Source: WalletHub

See the full ranking of states and find about more about the report at WalletHub.