BOSTON (CBS) – Bay State residents were happy to open their wallets to help those in need this year. A report from GoFundMe says Massachusetts was the most generous state in 2019.
Massachusetts had the most donations per capita, according to the fundraising website. Rounding out the Top 5 were Vermont, Washington, New Hampshire and Colorado.
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Somerville and Cambridge landed on the list of the 10 most generous U.S. cities.
GoFundMe has seen more than 120 million donations raising $9 billion in 2019. Sixty percent of those donations came from new donors.
The data also reveals which causes are trending up. GoFundMe said there was a 65% increase in fundraisers mentioning climate change, and a 20% increase in fundraisers referencing reproductive rights.
Read the entire report here.