Median Giving by Household Income (2009)
In general, higher charitable contributions come from households with higher incomes. The typical donor household with less than $20,000 in income gave $50 in 2008, although larger donors in this category bring the average (mean) up to $236. On the other hand, the typical donor household with over $150,000 in income gave $1,767. The average for this group grows to $2,926.