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 Alliance for Charitable Reform was cited in an article by Kay Bell of NerdWallet concerning President Donald Trump’s proposed limit on itemized deductions. The article, titled “How to Prep (or Not) for Trump Proposed Tax Campaigns,” noted that Trump’s revised tax plan includes the charitable tax deduction in his proposed cap on deductions, causing […]
The Indianapolis Star reported late last week that the Lilly Endowment was giving $100 million to fifteen local charities engaged in crucial social services work: The grants, ranging from $5 million to $10 million, are a “game-changer,” said one recipient, helping to support and sustain the work of 10 neighborhood centers, as well as agencies providing hunger […]
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 […]