09/29/2011 02:55 pm ET | Updated Nov 29, 2011

2012 GOP Presidential Candidates' Charitable Giving Habits

HuffPost reporters have completed an extensive project to uncover how the 2012 GOP presidential candidates give to charity. Many of the candidates have clearly stated positions on the role of philanthropy in politics. But how do their actual records stand up to their rhetoric?

From miserly to generous, principled to contradictory, the candidates exhibited diverse patterns of charitable support.

For reports on each of the 2012 contenders, browse through the slideshow below.

2012 Presidential Candidates: How Charitable Are They?