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.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Alliance for Charitable Reform (ACR) released the following statement upon the recent release of President Donald Trump’s tax reform proposal. “We applaud the administration for preserving the charitable deduction and for recognizing that it is a lifeline for millions, not a tax loophole,” said Sandra Swirski, executive director of ACR. Trump’s plan […]
Bloomberg had an article a few days ago reporting on efforts in Congress to force certain colleges and universities with large endowments to devote more towards lowering tuition costs (“Universities Seek to Defend Endowments From Republican Tax Plan,” April 18). This is an idea that has been kicking around for a few years at least, […]
One of the most popular sessions at the 2017 ACR Summit for Leaders was the unveiling of the Roadmap for Action – an annual plan for connecting with your lawmakers in DC and back home to ensure you remain top-of-mind. We offered the session again via webinar in April 2017, which can be viewed below. […]
Americans are a generous people when it comes to philanthropy, more so than any other nation. As Alexis de Tocqueville wrote nearly 200 years ago, “Americans of all ages, all conditions, and all dispositions constantly form associations… religious, moral, serious, futile, general or restricted, enormous or diminutive. The Americans make associations to give entertainments, to […]
Philanthropic freedom is a hallmark of American civil society, which is why it is disturbing to see how often it is threatened. Take, for example, a recent Forbes editorial from Jeffrey H. Joseph, a professor at George Washington University’s School of Business. Joseph argues that tax reform should be used as a mechanism to improve […]
>> Federal: Washington Roundup >> Federal: PF Excise Tax Simplification >> Federal: Summit Recap >> Federal: Roadmap for Action Webinar >> Consider This: Whiplash >> Top Reads: 200 Charity Leaders Visit Washington to Push Lawmakers to Keep Tax Write-Offs Washington Roundup The first item on Congress’ agenda this year was passing a health care bill that would […]
With the possibility of tax reform as close as it has been in decades, and looming tax proposals that could eliminate the charitable deduction for 95 percent of Americans, an educational initiative was launched today to serve as a resource for nonprofit organizations to inform and activate stakeholders. The Giving100 website, which was spearheaded by […]
David Callahan of Inside Philanthropy had a provocative and, at least in the view here at the Alliance for Charitable Reform, wrongheaded attack on philanthropic freedom published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy earlier this week (“Stop the Tax Breaks to Donors Who Give to Influence Policy”). A longer response is being prepared challenging many of […]
Last week the House GOP leadership pulled the American Health Care Act from the floor after not being able to get enough votes to pass the legislation. The health care replacement bill was the first item on the GOP to-do list and its failure has serious implications for tax reform for a couple of reasons. […]