By now, you’ve probably heard about the $1.1 billion in gifts made by Catholic charities in 2014, which totaled $7.7 billion.
And you may have heard that the number of donations in 2014 surpassed $1 billion for the first time in years.
But it turns out that there’s more to this story than meets the eye.
A new study finds that Catholics have made a much larger percentage of donations over the past two decades than other religious groups, and that it’s not just the church that’s giving more.
The research was done by the National Catholic Charities Association and found that the total charitable giving by Catholics has actually grown since 2002.
And the trend is clear, the study found: In 2002, Catholics made $1,542,000 in charitable contributions, which dropped to $1 million in 2014.
(The Catholic Charitations report doesn’t include donations made by other faith groups.)
But that figure includes both contributions made by people who donate money directly and by people making donations through the Catholic Charitable Foundation of the United States (CCFUS), the nonprofit group that provides charitable donations to Catholics and other religious institutions.
That $1 in donations to the CCFUS is only 0.1 percent of the $5.4 billion in charitable donations made that year, the report found.
CCFus has donated $4.2 billion to the Catholic community in the last decade, and a number of Catholic organizations and churches have donated a large percentage of that money.
That’s because CCFuses donations are tax-deductible for people who are Catholic, meaning that people who don’t have tax liability can contribute without paying any tax.
The charity gives back more than $1 trillion annually, according to the Pew Charitable Trusts, which also points out that more than 90 percent of its donations go to charity.
As the Pew report notes, CCFuss donations to Catholic charities totaled more than 1 billion dollars in 2014 — more than all the other major religious organizations combined.
That number is expected to grow over the next few years, especially since CCFusa has begun to diversify into other causes.
CCFs tax-exempt status also allows them to take advantage of tax loopholes, like a tax credit that gives people up to $5,000 per person to give to a nonprofit.
In some cases, it’s also possible to take a deduction for the amount of charitable donations that are made.
And that, the Pew study says, has been a big contributor to the increased charitable giving.
CCfus has raised $10.4 million in donations in the past few years to help alleviate the devastating impact of the drought and other disasters.
That includes $4 million for disaster relief, according a press release issued by the group.
CCfu has also helped to fund the Catholic League, which was founded by the late Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the pope’s former doctrinal adviser.
The organization helps priests across the world to advocate for environmental justice, social justice and economic justice, according its website.
The CCfuses tax-free status is not a new phenomenon.
The Catholic Charters report notes that in 2000, the Catholic Church began to make a concerted effort to increase its charitable giving in an effort to reduce the amount it donated.
In 2002 and 2003, the charity began giving away a total of $9.8 million, which went toward relief programs, food, clothing, and other needs.
By 2003, it had donated more than half a billion dollars.
By 2004, the church began making donations to aid refugees and people displaced by conflict.
In 2005, the CCfuss charitable giving reached a peak, reaching $25 million, according the report.
In 2006, it reached a new record high of $20.5 million, the group said.
In 2007, the number rose again to $30 million.
In 2008, it surpassed $35 million, and in 2009, it topped $40 million.
The church also began to focus on raising money for the Catholic charities that it oversees, including the archdiocese of Chicago, which has given more than the Catholic University of America (CUA) in the same time period.
The increase in donations was driven in part by the rise of the financial crisis, which the church has largely blamed on the actions of the U.S. Federal Reserve.
According to the report, the total donations to CCFUSA since 2002 have more than doubled from $4 billion to $25.6 billion.
This year, donations to both CCFUs increased at a rate of nearly 40 percent.
And in 2015, donations reached a record high for the church, reaching nearly $65 million, an increase of nearly 50 percent.
(CCfus did not return multiple requests for comment.)
The report does not explain why the donations have continued to grow at a steady pace.
It does, however, note that the Catholic church continues to be a big donor to the United Nations and the World Food Program.
But while it’s