Articles about
Philanthropic Freedom

Giving Made Easy

Donor-advised funds are bringing new convenience to philanthropy.

Changing Hearts, Minds, and Laws

History shows that donors can have big, healthy effects on public policy—if they are prepared.

Church Tax

Taxing church attendance

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No Good Donation Goes Un-Sniped At

Joanne Florino responds to an opinion essay worrying over the private philanthropy behind New York’s planned Pier 55 park.

DAFs: Popular Yet Under Pressure

Donor-advised funds are mushrooming. But legislation proposed in Congress could threaten the funds’ appeal.

So-called ‘Dark Money’

In an editorial published by the National Review Online, Bill Zeiser explains role of anonymous giving.

Land Law

Does conservation benefit the public? A Massachusetts court decided it does.

Sharing Health

Mutual aid lives on in the battle against medical bills.

How Much Do Americans Give?

Giving USA is the annual report that charts charitable giving in our nation. In this video interview, one of its contributors, Professor Patrick Rooney, reviews the new 2014 report.

Giving Religiously

A new study shows that 73 percent of the dollars donated by households in the U.S. go to organizations with religious ties.


The Almanac
of American

A compendium of the Great Donors, Great Achievements, Great Ideas, and Latest Facts on private giving in the U.S.