10 March 2015

Charitable Deduction

Charitable Deduction Central

ACR was established to promote the rights of donors and private foundations to choose how and where to spend their charitable assets and to defend against any initiative that seeks to use the legislative or political process to weaken that right to choose.

Towards that end, we will oppose any legislative proposals that inhibit or diminish private charitable giving, which includes speaking up for a strong charitable giving incentive during tax reform debates.  To learn more about ACR’s guiding principles for tax reform, please click here.

Take Action

To take action now on the charitable deduction click here [link to Take Action].

  • ACR Activity [link]
  • Charitable Giving Coalition [link]


Recent proposals to eliminate or alter the charitable deduction:

  • House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp’s (R-MI) “Tax Reform Act of 2014” includes a 2% floor on the charitable deduction.
  • President Obama has proposed limiting the charitable deduction for high-income earners in several proposals over the past few years including his FY 2014 budget [link].

» For more proposals click here: Charitable Deduction—Proposals

Recent studies, reports and polling information on the impact of changes to the charitable deduction from a variety of sources.

» For more background click here: Charitable Deduction—Research


Recent opinion and thought pieces by experts, scholars, and leaders in (and outside) the nonprofit sector on the charitable deduction.

» For more opinions and thought click here: Charitable Deduction—What Others are Saying 

Quick Downloads

Following are additional resources on charitable giving.

Interested in getting involved with efforts to protect the charitable deduction? Contact Sara Barba (sbarba@urbanswirski.com) for more information.