Most Charitable Cities

While PlayStations fill holiday gift lists, 'tis also the season for giving to the less fortunate. From donations to volunteerism, The Daily Beast ranks the cities with the biggest hearts.

#1, Seattle

Percentage of earnings donated: 3.2 percent
Average household income: $109,401
Giving per foundation: $2,633,739
Annual volunteers: 943,600
Population that volunteers: 27.7 percent

#2, San Francisco

Percentage of earnings donated: 3 percent
Average household income: $188,637
Giving per foundation: $1,356,376
Annual volunteers: 1 million
Population that volunteers: 23.2 percent

#3, Kansas City

Percentage of earnings donated: 3.5 percent
Average household income: $84,923
Giving per foundation: $863,859
Annual volunteers: 470,800
Population that volunteers: 22.8 percent

#4, Atlanta

Percentage of earnings donated: 4.5 percent
Average household income: $86,367
Giving per foundation: $706,796
Annual volunteers: 1.1 million
Population that volunteers: 20.1 percent

#5, Dallas

Percentage of earnings donated: 4.4 percent
Average household income: $106,303
Giving per foundation: $625,596
Annual volunteers: 1.4 million
Population that volunteers: 21.7 percent

#6, Minneapolis-St. Paul

Percentage of earnings donated: 2.9 percent
Average household income: $98,578
Giving per foundation: $703,354
Annual volunteers: 905,400
Population that volunteers: 27.7 percent

#7, Portland, Oregon

Percentage of earnings donated: 3.3 percent
Average household income: $95,236
Giving per foundation: $556,974
Annual volunteers: 627,300
Population that volunteers: 28 percent

#8, Washington, D.C.

Percentage of earnings donated: 3.3 percent
Average household income: $117,923
Giving per foundation: $583,513
Annual volunteers: 1.3 million
Population that volunteers: 23.7 percent

#9, Houston

Percentage of earnings donated: 4.1 percent
Average household income: $108,503
Giving per foundation: $639,463
Annual volunteers: 935,200
Population that volunteers: 15.9 percent

#10, Denver

Percentage of earnings donated: 2.8 percent
Average household income: $100,098
Giving per foundation: $611,064
Annual volunteers: 586,800
Population that volunteers: 23 percent

#11, Los Angeles

Percentage of earnings donated: 3.4 percent
Average household income: $136,711
Giving per foundation: $708,959
Annual volunteers: 2.1 million
Population that volunteers: 16.3 percent

#12, Philadelphia

Percentage of earnings donated: 3 percent
Average household income: $110,976
Giving per foundation: $689,356
Annual volunteers: 1.1 million
Population that volunteers: 18.4 percent

#13, Detroit

Percentage of earnings donated: 3 percent
Average household income: $94,906
Giving per foundation: $569,747
Annual volunteers: 929,500
Population that volunteers: 21.1 percent

#14, New York City

Percentage of earnings donated: 3.4 percent
Average household income: $134,898
Giving per foundation: $833,786
Annual volunteers: 2.4 million
Population that volunteers: 12.6 percent

#15, St. Louis

Percentage of earnings donated: 3.3 percent
Average household income: $88,212
Giving per foundation: $416,398
Annual volunteers: 691,800
Population that volunteers: 24.5 percent

#16, Pittsburgh

Percentage of earnings donated: 2.9 percent
Average household income: $100,838
Giving per foundation: $473,442
Annual volunteers: 524,900
Population that volunteers: 22.3 percent

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#17, Chicago

Percentage of earnings donated: 2.9 percent
Average household income: $103,736
Giving per foundation: $514,520
Annual volunteers: 1.7 million
Population that volunteers: 17.7 percent

#18, Cincinnati

Percentage of earnings donated: 3.1 percent
Average household income: $87,660
Giving per foundation: $378,343
Annual volunteers: 463,500
Population that volunteers: 21.4 percent

#19, Boston

Percentage of earnings donated: 2.6 percent
Average household income: $131,863
Giving per foundation: $438,548
Annual volunteers: 917,200
Population that volunteers: 20 percent

#20, San Diego

Percentage of earnings donated: 3.1 percent
Average household income: $126,858
Giving per foundation: $383,852
Annual volunteers: 601,100
Population that volunteers: 19.7 percent

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#21, Cleveland

Percentage of earnings donated: 2.8 percent
Average household income: $96,346
Giving per foundation: $354,852
Annual volunteers: 459,100
Population that volunteers: 22 percent

#22, Phoenix

Percentage of earnings donated: 3.3 percent
Average household income: $94,682
Giving per foundation: $355,244
Annual volunteers: 778,000
Population that volunteers: 17.8 percent

#23, Miami

Percentage of earnings donated: 3.4 percent
Average household income: $129,788
Giving per foundation: $422,484
Annual volunteers: 671,100
Population that volunteers: 12.1 percent

#24, Milwaukee

Percentage of earnings donated: 2.9 percent
Average household income: $117,815
Giving per foundation: $279,497
Annual volunteers: 345,300
Population that volunteers: 22.1 percent

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#25, Tampa-St. Petersburg

Percentage of earnings donated: 3.4 percent
Average household income: $96,029
Giving per foundation: $244,032
Annual volunteers: 596,800
Population that volunteers: 21.7 percent