Giving Stays Steady - With Ministry Expansion Anticipated

Our news underscores the good work that ECFA members are doing to serve and to expand their services in the face of inflation and other challenges.
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The Gold Standard in Tracking Giving

Our report is designed to serve both leaders and givers, with the hope it invites even more giving to support the vital work of Christ-centered ministries and churches.

Historical Insights

  • Changes in cash giving for ECFA Members
  • Detailed breakdowns of historical giving percentages for 35 ministry types
  • Differences between giving to ECFA members vs. other U.S. charities
  • Impact of giving based on geography

Financial Outlook

  • Insights from ECFA members on their plans for the coming year
  • Anticipated outlook for giving in 2024
  • Impact of inflation on donors and ministry programming
  • Plans for staffing changes and COLA adjustments

"I feel like inflation is taking a toll on our smaller donors, grant pools are tighter, and more people are applying to few available dollars."

– A smaller network of ministries to orphans, based in Kentucky

What’s inside the report
We processed CPA-prepared financial statements from 2000 ECFA members,
with more than $25 billion in total annual donations (cash and non-cash), revealing important patterns and trends in giving.

Big News for Cash Giving

Historical Insights

Key Explanations

Financial Outlook for 2024

Dynamic Data Tables

Church Staffing

COLA Updates

Recurring Giving Impact

Letter from ECFA’s President and CEO


The State of Giving Webinar

Take advantage of this free webinar recording with ECFA’s Dr. Warren Bird and Jake Lapp as they unpack the findings of our research. You’ll also hear from several ECFA members sharing practical insights from this past year of giving and ministry.

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The History of State of Giving

This is the 14th annual release of ECFA’s highly anticipated State of Giving report. Click the link below to look back at previous year’s reports.

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