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Friday, June 5, 2015

Drumroll Please

This year's top charitable marketplace is.... Houston!

That's right, Houston's philanthropic community ranks #1 among the 30 different cities examined in our 2015 Metro Market Study. The exceptional performance of Houston's charities is a result of the hard work of both informed donors and responsible nonprofit leaders. 

In terms of their overall Financial Health and commitment to Accountability & Transparency, the study’s highest and lowest rated charitable communities are: 

Highest Rated

2015 Ranking
2014 Ranking
1) Houston 1) St. Louis
2) San Diego 2) Houston
3) Boston 3) Cleveland
4) Los Angeles 4) Minneapolis/St. Paul
5) Miami 5) Pittsburgh

Lowest Rated

2015 Ranking
2014 Ranking
30) Colorado Springs 30) Phoenix
29) Portland 29) Atlanta
28) Orlando 28) Colorado Springs
27) Tampa/St. Petersburg 27) Portland
26) Philadelphia 26) Tampa/St. Petersburg

But the best news about this year's study is that it confirms that philanthropy is alive and well in all of the 30 cities examined. That's because, not one of the charitable marketplaces ranks below a 3-star, 'good' rating. For this, donors and nonprofit leaders across the country should be commended.

Find out more details about the 30 individual Charitable Metro Markets:

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