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Philanthropic Freedom

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.

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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.

Letter to the IRS

Adam Meyerson’s letter offering comments on the proposed rules for tax-exempt organizations on candidate-related activity.

An Especially Charitable Day

A new annual tradition aims to restore the giving season—with donations reaching $19 million in 2013.

Tax Tabulations

Arthur Brooks calculated that a proposed tax deductions cap would likely lead to a $9.4 billion reduction in charitable giving.

‘Protect Giving’ Day

The Alliance for Charitable Reform fights to protect the charitable deduction on Capitol Hill.

John F. Kennedy on private giving

"The raising of extraordinarily large sums of money, given voluntarily and freely by millions of our fellow Americans, is a unique American tradition... Philanthropy, charity, giving voluntarily and freely......


The Almanac
of American

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