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.
Since 1917, America has recognized the value of the charitable deduction, which has served as the bedrock of our altruistic society and is a model for the world. It must continue as a fundamental tenet of our tax system.
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.
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 […]
More than 200 nonprofit leaders from across the country have gathered in the Washington, DC today to meet with lawmakers and their staffs to urge them to protect the full scope and value of the charitable deduction, and even consider proposals to expand it. The effort is a part of the Charitable Giving Coalition’s ‘100 […]
>> Federal: Washington Roundup >> Federal: Charitable Deduction in Tax Reform >> Federal: Letter to the Editor >> Federal: ACR Summit for Leaders >> Consider This: Outside the Box >> Top Reads: This May Be the Last Year You Get a Charitable Deduction Washington Roundup The House and Senate were in session this week, and while Senators […]
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Charitable Giving Coalition, of which ACR is a member, will bring more than 150 nonprofit leaders from across the nation representing a diverse group of charities to Capitol Hill on Thursday, February 16, to urge lawmakers and their staffs to protect charitable giving in America. For 100 years, the charitable deduction has […]
Ellen Aprill raised several thoughtful concerns in a recent Washington Post op-ed about proposals to repeal the so-called “Johnson Amendment,” which prohibits 501(c)3 charities including churches from engaging in any partisan political activity (“Trump wants to force you — the taxpayer — to pay for campaigning from the pulpit,” February 3). Unfortunately she also repeats […]
On Monday, Politico released a document containing written responses from U.S. Secretary of Treasury nominee Steven Mnuchin to questions from members of the Senate Finance Committee. Of particular note, Mnuchin stated that the administration would not eliminate the charitable deduction. “We will consider eliminating certain deductions other than mortgage or charitable contributions,” Mnuchin wrote in […]
The Philanthropy Roundtable filed a friend-of-the-court brief Friday in the case Americans for Prosperity Foundation v. Becerra asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to uphold a federal district court’s earlier ruling that the California attorney general’s attempt to force a charitable organization to disclose its donor list is an unconstitutional burden […]
>> Federal: Washington Roundup >> Federal: Tax Reform Discussions >> Federal: Treasury Secretary >> Federal: Roundtable Files Brief to the Supreme Court >> Federal: ACR Summit for Leaders >> Consider This: Go Big >> Top Reads: Trump and Taxes: A Guide for Nonprofit Leaders Washington Roundup Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the […]