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.
On May 16th, Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Bob Casey (D-PA), both members of the Senate Finance Committee, reintroduced an updated version of the Charities Helping Americans Regularly Throughout the Year (CHARITY) Act, S. 1475. This is the third iteration of the legislation that addresses several charitable priorities, including two of ACR’s top issues: simplifying […]
Earlier this month I reported on a bill in California, A.B. 1712, that would have given the Attorney General wide-ranging authority to demand detailed information regarding donor-advised funds, potentially including the names of specific fund donors and grant recommendations made by the fund advisors (see here for that post). ACR worked closely with several philanthropic […]
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 […]
Following the disastrous fire that damaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, several wealthy French citizens and companies have taken the lead in pledging funds to support the reconstruction and repair of the cultural, religious, and national landmark. And just as here in the United States it seems that no good deed goes unpunished or uncriticized, […]
On April 16th, ACR staff traveled to Pasadena, California, to meet with Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) and local nonprofit leaders to discuss the alarming data around charitable giving in America. Rep. Chu is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over the charitable sector. Rep. Chu helped found the nonprofit […]
The Philanthropy Roundtable expressed concerns that the privacy for donors to 501(c)3 charities in Maine could be compromised under legislation being considered by state lawmakers. The Roundtable submitted testimony to the Judiciary Committee regarding LD 1423. “The regulation being considered could seriously undermine the millennia-old tradition of allowing charitable donors to keep their giving private,” […]
In the week leading up to April 15, commonly referred to as Tax Day, approached, the Alliance for Charitable Reform issued a series of articles examining the topics impacting the charitable sector as a result of the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This is the final article in that series, which discusses […]
As April 15, commonly referred to as Tax Day, approaches, the Alliance for Charitable Reform will issue a series of articles examining the topics impacting the charitable sector as a result of the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This article discusses the data we do have on charitable giving following the full […]
As April 15, commonly referred to as Tax Day, approaches, the Alliance for Charitable Reform will issue a series of articles examining the topics impacting the charitable sector as a result of the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This article discusses the surprise of some Americans upon filing their taxes for the […]