In 2018, Americans gave $427.71 billion to charities, according to Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report, and with the year’s end fast approaching, you may be contemplating how best to support charities and social causes close to your heart by making a donation before the clock runs out. But if you’re looking to set up charitable giving for the long-term, perhaps for generations to come, make it a point to be aware of all the different options available.3 Ways to Maximize Your Charitable Giving This Year and Beyond