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Philanthropic Freedom

Philanthropy’s Dangerous Rival

The clamor for limitless government threatens every private initiative.

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.

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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.

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.


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