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.
>> Federal: Washington Roundup >> Federal: Working Groups Granted More Time >> Federal: Other Tax Bills >> Federal: Public Policy Guidebook Featured in Guest Op-Eds >> Top Reads: Clinton Reportedly Backed Tax Breaks for Charities Washington Roundup Both the House of Representatives and Senate are out this week for the Memorial Day recess. The Senate […]
The Philanthropic Achievement of the Week will highlight significant historical philanthropic achievements throughout history that showcase the wide-reaching impact of private charitable giving. This week’s spotlight is below: 1990: Teach For America In 1989, a Princeton undergraduate named Wendy Kopp wrote a thesis proposing a new elite corps that would give teaching an urgency, prestige, and national […]
We reflect upon those who are no longer with us and thank service members and their families who made the ultimate sacrifice. #MemorialDay
The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.William James http://t.co/Dot1pMtFtc
“Sir John wanted to employ the methods and findings of the empirical sciences to inform and enrich the human spirit.” http://t.co/nxXccI8zpq
Among the virtues buzzed about in foundation leadership today, “filial piety” might not rank up there with “radical visioneering” or “synergistic interdisciplinality.” But it was a value that was vitally important to Dr. Jack Templeton, who died last weekend at his home in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He lived by this principle, and deserves to be […]