Average Gift by Philanthropy Segment in a Bar Mekko Chart

Philanthropy Mix of the Ultra Wealthy

The world’s 55,000 ultra high net worth individuals are major contributors to charitable causes.  According to  Wealth-X and Arton Capital Philanthropy, 11,000 UHNW individuals gave gifts of $1 million or more in 2014.  Education and health accounted for almost 2/3 of the donations while arts, the environment and human services received a smaller share.  Average donation size was highest for giving to foundations with universities a distant second.  The bar-mekko chart below summarizes both donation size and percentage of donations given by recipient type:UNHW Philanthropy Mix

The bar-mekko shows both average donation size (bar height) and percentage of total donations (bar width) in a single bar chart.  I added a data row so that the percentage for each donation type is enumerated.  I also sorted bars from highest to lowest according to donation percentage.  The largest donation types appear on the right.  Here is the chart in SlideShare to download and edit: