is the protection of philanthropic freedom – the right of Americans to choose how and where to spend their charitable assets. A project of The Philanthropy Roundtable, ACR educates legislators and policymakers about the central role of private charitable giving in American life and the dangers of legislative or political measures that would weaken or constrain the philanthropic freedom that makes such giving possible.
The current two-tiered tax provision is simply a disincentive for foundations to increase giving in any one year.
We're excited to announce that Supporting Exceptional Community Colleges will take place April 29-30, 2019 at the Conrad Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Editor’s Note: We’ve updated our newsletter schedule to track with the end of congressional sessions to highlight the most important developments here in Washington. The timing will vary, based on the congressional calendar, but you can expect a newsletter from us about once a month. In the meantime, we’ll be sharing significant developments through our […]
Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon has been a longtime champion of civil society, often taking the lead in helping to preserve and expand charitable giving during his many years in office. However, the senator’s proposal earlier this week to deny the charitable tax break to donors giving to colleges and universities where their children are […]
On Tuesday, March 12, we hosted the Alliance for Charitable Reform Leadership Breakfast in conjunction with Foundations on the Hill (FOTH). The breakfast featured a panel of senior Hill tax staff, from both sides of the aisle and the Capitol, who gave FOTH attendees an exclusive preview of the happenings on the committees where decisions […]
The popularity of donor-advised funds (DAFs) has skyrocketed over the past several years, causing them to receive a larger share of charitable assets and making them responsible for a larger segment of grants to charities. This rise in popularity and responsibility of DAFs has made them a focus of criticism, much of which centers on […]
Andrew Ross Sorkin, financial columnist for the New York Times and co-anchor of CNBC’s Squawk Box, wrote a column last week examining certain proposals that would increase taxes on the wealthy. It was an insightful column addressing a topic that has certainly taken center stage with changing influences in Congress and among the American public. […]
On February 22, ACR staff and local nonprofit leaders met with Representative Linda Sanchez (D-CA) in her Norwalk, CA, office, to discuss the importance of charitable giving in the local community. Rep. Sanchez is a member of the Ways and Means Committee, which has sole jurisdiction over the charitable sector. We were joined by a […]
Since the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), we get one universal request when we meet with lawmakers: send us the data. They want to see concrete numbers painting a clear picture of the impact of the TCJA on charitable giving. The problem is that we won’t have a clear picture of […]