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: Charitable Provisions and Extenders >> Federal: Ways and Means Shuffle >> Federal: Clinton Tax Cuts >> Federal: Do Donor-Advised Funds Warrant Congressional Action? >> Top Reads: Is the AG Chilling Charitable Giving? Washington Roundup Before you settle-in for your Thanksgiving meal, make sure you gobble up this pre-Thanksgiving edition […]
Call to Action! The Thanksgiving recess is fast approaching and the number of legislative days is dwindling. https://t.co/LlNgapWkeh
Last month, the Boston College Forum on Philanthropy convened a conference examining the issue of donor-advised funds. Joanne Florino, senior vice president of public policy at The Philanthropy Roundtable, was invited to participate on one of the panels: The Rise of Donor-Advised Funds: Should Congress Respond. The video of the panel is available below.
With the year-end tax bill now being negotiated, we are urging members of Congress to push to include two provisions aimed at increasing charitable giving – and we need your help! With our champions on Capitol Hill asking us to weigh in with their colleagues, we are providing you with instruction on how to contact […]
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In early September, The Philanthropy Roundtable filed an amicus brief supporting a petition to the Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari to review the judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the case of Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) v. Harris. Earlier today, the Court announced its decision not to […]
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WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Alliance for Charitable Reform (ACR) issued the following statement upon the release of Governor Bobby Jindal’s tax reform proposal. “We are pleased that Governor Jindal has proposed to maintain the current charitable deduction in his tax reform plan and applaud his recognition of its significance in encouraging charitable giving. ACR will continue […]