As the holidays approach, many are thinking of ways to give back to the community. And, according to a new study from WalletHubOhioans rank among other states when it comes to generosity.
Of the 50 states, Ohio ranks ninth. Indiana came in at No. 30 and Kentucky wasn’t far behind at No. 36.
To rank the states, WalletHub used 19 metrics in two categories: volunteering and service and charitable giving.
Volunteerism and service included metrics such as the number of volunteers, the retention rates of those volunteers, and the number of hours they donated. He also sought to help neighbors with favors and money, fundraising, and collecting and distributing items like clothing and food.
Charitable donations included shares of donated income and shares of people giving both money and time. It also looked at the number of charities in each state, their regulations, and the number of them rated four stars.
Each category had 50 points for a total of 100. Out of 100 points, Ohio received 62, ranking 11th among the states for volunteerism and service and 17th for donations. Our neighbors Indiana and Kentucky scored 55.25 and 54.07 respectively.
If you’re looking to roll up your sleeves or donate some cash, GreatNonprofits.org can help you navigate local charities and nonprofits and learn more about how you can help.