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.
Stanford Professor Robert Reich has a new book out on philanthropy, Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy And How It Can Do Better. I’m still reading through it and expect to have some comments when I’m done, but others with more time on their hands than I (or at least better time management skills) […]
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Thousands of volunteers and organizations will participate in the annual global day of giving known as #GivingTuesday today in an effort to further support of the nonprofit sector and charitable organizations. #GivingTuesday is a movement to designate a national day of giving on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On this day, […]
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I’ve noted to a few people in conversations that I think Mark Zuckerberg too often gets a bum rap over his $100 million gift to the city of Newark, New Jersey for education reform. The way the story is often told by critics of the gift makes it sound like Zuckerberg flew in on a […]
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WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Alliance for Charitable Reform (ACR) issued the following statement on the regulations from the U.S. Department of Treasury on state initiatives seeking to workaround the federal cap on the deduction for state and local taxes. “The proposed workarounds for the cap on the state and local tax deduction would have undermined the […]