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.
The country paused to honor Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday for his leadership in the Civil Rights Movement and his contribution to society. King’s life has inspired countless people from around the globe for decades. Among those inspired by King was Eugene Lang. Lang attended the East Harlem elementary school P.S. 121 back in […]
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Philanthropy Roundtable filed an amicus brief Monday in the case Independence Institute v. Federal Election Commission urging the Supreme Court of the United States to uphold donor privacy and free speech for 501(c)3 charities. “Many philanthropists value the freedom to keep their giving private for important religious, historical, cultural, and practical reasons,” […]
>> Federal: Washington Roundup >> Federal: University Endowments >> Federal: Trump Tax Plan >> Federal: Did you see this? >> Consider This: Lessons from 1986 >> Top Reads: Will Trump’s Tax Plan Hurt Philanthropy? Washington Roundup On Friday, December 9, the Senate passed a continuing resolution to fund the government through April 28, 2017, before leaving town […]
The Charitable Giving Coalition (CGC), of which ACR is a member, urged President-elect Donald Trump in a letter today to exclude the charitable deduction from any cap on deductions in tax reform legislation. Trump’s latest tax reform proposal includes a significant cap on deductions, including the charitable deduction. “As you contemplate caps or restrictions on […]
>> Federal: Washington Roundup >> Federal: Ways and Means Leadership >> Federal: Treasury Secretary >> Federal: Roundtable Announces New Vice President >> Consider This: Behind the Eight Ball >>Top Reads:Â Nonprofits Brace for Big Changes Under Trump Administration Washington Roundup The House and Senate returned this week to their final weeks of legislating in the 114th […]
Thousands of volunteers and organizations will participate in the fifth annual #GivingTuesday today in an effort to further support the nonprofit sector and charitable organizations. According to the organization’s website, #GivingTuesday is a movement to designate a national day of giving on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There are several ways […]
The Philanthropy Roundtable’s new vice president for public policy, Sean Parnell, will lead a discussion via conference call on Wednesday, November 9, analyzing the results of the 2016 General Election and the impact they will have on the charitable sector. Parnell has more than 20 years of experience advocating for causes and candidates, most recently […]