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.
Karl Zinsmeister, vice president for publications at The Philanthropy Roundtable, will discuss the vital role of American philanthropy using examples and content contained in the newly-released Almanac of American Philanthropy.
Today, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled a blueprint that outlines a tax reform plan. It’s a mixed bag. Here are some important highlights of the plan: Eliminates all deductions except the charitable and mortgage interest deductions, but we expect changes to make the two deductions “more effective and efficient,” though it’s unclear how they […]
The Philanthropic Achievement of the Week will highlight significant historical philanthropic achievements throughout history that showcase the wide-reaching impact of private charitable giving. To see previous achievement spotlights, click here. This week’s spotlight is below: 1976 – Habitat for Humanity “What the poor need is not charity but capital, not caseworkers but co-workers.” So declared […]
The Alliance for Charitable Reform partnered with the Council on Foundations and Independent Sector to bring nonprofit leaders to Washington, D.C. on June 16 to meet with congressional offices about current legislation supporting charitable giving. The fly in/speak out day was dubbed “Grow Charity Now.” “Our organizations all understand that philanthropy and charitable giving are […]
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The Philanthropic Achievement of the Week will highlight significant historical philanthropic achievements throughout history that showcase the wide-reaching impact of private charitable giving. To see previous achievement spotlights, click here. This week’s spotlight is below: 1743: Ben Franklin Advances Learning In 1743, Benjamin Franklin brought into being an idea originally hatched by his friend John Bartram, […]
The Alliance for Charitable Reform is partnering with the Council on Foundations and Independent Sector to bring nonprofit leaders from across the country to Washington, D.C. on June 16 to meet with congressional leaders about current legislation supporting charitable giving. The fly-in has been dubbed “Grow Charity Now.” Among the bills nonprofit representatives will discuss […]