Every election cycle, I publish the charitable giving of the candidates for President and Vice President. I think it’s important for Americans to know how the candidates for higher office support nonprofit charities. I also include the average giving for American citizens for comparison.

The information below is taken directly from candidate’s most recently available tax returns. Disclaimer: This information is not intended as an endorsement of any party or candidate.

Senator Joe Biden (2018 tax return):
• Adjusted gross income: $4.58 million
• Charitable gifts: $275,796
• Giving as a percentage of adjusted gross income: 6%

Senator Kamala Harris (2018 tax return):
• Adjusted gross income: $1.89 million
• Charitable gifts: $27,000
• Giving as a percentage of adjusted gross income: 1.4%

President Donald Trump
• Has not released tax returns

Vice President Mike Pence (2015 tax return—most recent year available)
• Adjusted gross income: $113,026
• Charitable gifts: $8,923
• Giving as a percentage of adjusted gross income: 7.8%

Average American (2018 figures)
• Median income: $61,937
• Average giving as a percentage of adjusted gross income: 2.6%