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.
The Philanthropy Roundtable's 2017 National Forum on K-12 Philanthropy will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia.
More than 240 nonprofit leaders attended the 2017 ACR Summit for Leaders on March 21 where they heard from government officials, congressional staff, and other policy experts about what the charitable sector can do to protect private giving and educate lawmakers about the critical role of charitable giving. The Summit opened with welcoming remarks and advice […]
WASHINGTON, DC — More than 250 philanthropy leaders from across the nation have gathered on Capitol Hill starting Tuesday to urge lawmakers to value and strengthen charitable giving in America. Their meetings are part of Foundations on the Hill, a multi-day event presented by the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers in partnership with the […]
>> Federal: Washington Roundup >> Federal: Presidential Address >> Federal: Skinny Budget >> Federal: Charitable Legislation Update >> Federal: ACR Summit for Leaders >> Consider This: The Road Map >> Top Reads: No change to mortgage interest deduction in Trump tax plan: Mnuchin Washington Roundup This week, House Republican leadership released its healthcare reform plan, which […]
To further enhance our public policy efforts, ACR has convened an advisory council, bringing together some of the nation’s top legal and policy experts on philanthropy. Council members include: Thomas Blaney, O’Connor Davies Karen Gries, CliftonLarsonAllen Emil Kallina, Kallina & Associates Paul Poteet, Glover Park Group Alexander Reid, Morgan Lewis Patrick Rooney, Lilly Family School […]
Policymakers from all political parties and ideological spectrum recognize that charitable giving is central to American life, both through the act of giving and the gift received. The ideals of personal sacrifice and giving of oneself for the benefit of others are fundamental to the fabric of our society. We have always been a country […]
The final numbers are in for the “100 Years of Giving D.C. Fly-in,” which was hosted by the Charitable Giving Coalition on February 16. Nearly 200 nonprofit leaders from 37 states participated. Of those 200 attendees, 130 were from outside of DC and 140 had never attended a CGC fly-in before. This is a telling statistic […]
>> Federal: Washington Roundup >> Federal: 100 Years of Giving Fly-In >> Federal: Charitable Legislation Update >> Federal: ACR Summit for Leaders >> Consider This: The New IRS? >> Top Reads: 200 Charity Leaders Visit Washington to Push Lawmakers to Keep Tax Write-Offs Washington Roundup The House and Senate were out of session this week for the […]
Earlier this month, the Council on Foundations released a comprehensive policy update concerning the Johnson Amendment, which is legislation named after Lyndon B. Johnson that states that 501(c)(3) organizations cannot intervene in campaigns on behalf of, or opposition to, political candidates. President Donald Trump recently spoke about wanting to overturn the law. This practice has […]
WASHINGTON, D.C.— More than 200 nonprofit leaders from across the nation representing a diverse group of charities gathered on Capitol Hill February 16 to urge lawmakers and their staffs to protect charitable giving in America as part of the Charitable Giving Coalition’s (CGC) “100 Years of Giving Fly-in.” “Today has been a great opportunity for […]