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The World Giving Index is out. Compiled by the Charities Aid Foundation, it's the largest study of charitable giving around the world. The U.S. ranks fifth in the world, behind Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Canada (and tied with Switzerland). According to the study, 60 percent of Americans have given money and 39 percent have given time. Read more and view a larger version of the infographic over at The Guardian's Datablog.

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Heifer International

Heifer International is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization working with communities to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth.