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.
>> Federal: Washington Roundup >> Federal: Action at Treasury >> Federal: Expanding the Charitable Deduction >> Federal: Giving USA’s Annual Report >> Federal: Caught Our Eye >> Consider This: Charitable Giving Grows, Number of Givers Shrinks >> Top Reads: The Disappearing Donor Washington Roundup Both Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) and a White House official recently said […]
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WASHINGTON, D.C — The Philanthropy Roundtable has submitted public comments to New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood challenging public comments by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy. NCRP urged Attorney General Underwood to interfere with the board selection process for the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, a private foundation that will be created as a result […]
Two major articles were published last week on the subject of donor-advised funds (DAFs), one in The Atlantic (“The Black Hole That Sucks Up Silicon Valley’s Money”) and another in the Chronicle of Philanthropy (“Foundations Move $737 Million to Donor-Advised Funds, Chronicle Study Shows”). Both raise a number of questions about the appropriateness of DAFs […]
Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the House of Representatives that will implement a universal charitable deduction. The Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act, cosponsored by Reps. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Henry Cuellar (D-Texas), was introduced May 11 and will allow all Americans to claim a charitable deduction regardless of itemizer status. “Charitable organizations, including churches, […]
>> Federal: Washington Roundup >> Federal: JCT’s Forthcoming “Bluebook” >> Federal: UBIT Expanded to Include Certain Employee Expenses >> Federal: Universal Charitable Giving Act >> Federal: Meetings with Members of Congress >> Consider This: America’s Disappearing Givers >> Top Reads: Working With Donor-Advised Funds: The Basics Washington Roundup Last week, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on the […]
Charitable giving in America has never been just for rich people. Throughout our history, Americans of all walks of life have voluntarily given their time and money to help others, support cherished private institutions, and solve problems in their community. Some of the most generous people, proportionate to their income, have been the working poor. […]
Last year Congress passed a comprehensive tax reform for the first time in more than 30 years. The law includes significant provisions that should buoy income growth and thus charitable giving. And the tax deduction for charitable contributions—unlike many others—was preserved. The bill also repealed the “Pease limitation,” which since 1991 had reduced the value […]
>> Federal: Washington Roundup >> Federal: Speaker Ryan to Retire >> Federal: Proposed IRS Changes >> Local: State-level SALT Workarounds >> Federal: Universal Charitable Giving Act >> Consider This: Keeping up with Washington >> Top Reads: A Fading Culture of Giving Washington Roundup Last month, lawmakers passed a $1.3 trillion spending package to fund the government through the end […]