5. Where nonprofits get their money

Data: OECD iLibrary; Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios
Data: OECD iLibrary; Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios

Nowhere in the world do nonprofit organizations get most of their money from donations.

  • The U.S. has more of a culture of donations than most countries — but they still account for only 13% of total revenues. Government, by contrast, provides 31%, and fee income (payment for services rendered, at places like hospitals and universities) is larger still.
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