Fighting forPhilanthropic Freedom
Philanthropy Roundtable is a leading champion of philanthropic freedom because it’s essential to improving lives and strengthening our communities. The Roundtable believes charitable giving is most effective when donors are free to give to the causes and communities they care about most. It spurs generosity and allows nonprofits to focus on their core missions.
McGuigan in National Review: A Tax on Unrealized Gains Would Hurt Philanthropy
Christie Herrera in Associated Press: New Philanthropy Roundtable CEO Christie Herrera Ready to Fight for Donor Privacy
The Truth About Private Foundations and the 5 % Payout Rule
Unlocking the Power of Donor-Advised Funds: Insights from California’s Community Foundations
Government Submits Brief to Supreme Court in Moore v. United States
Study Shows Nonprofit Advocacy and Public Engagement are on the Decline
Senator Blackburn Highlights the Importance of Taxpayer and Donor Privacy
Three New Regulations That Will Make It Harder to Serve the Needy
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Policy Research & Analysis
The Roundtable’s policy team has decades of experience in government relations on the federal and state levels. The team is actively building coalitions, educating government officials, advocating for philanthropic freedom and defending against efforts to restrict charitable giving.
Private Foundations and the 5 Percent Payout Rule
Community Foundation Use of DAFS in California: Payouts, Flow Rates, and Inactivity Policies
Donor Disclosure Means Less for Charities and Those They Serve
Decoding the Public Support Test: How the IRS Distinguishes Public Charities from Private Foundations
Taxing Unrealized Gains Is Unconstitutional: Moore v. United States
Protecting Donor Intent Protects Giving
The 50-State Index of Charity Regulations
When Philanthropy Comes Under Attack: What the Resurgence of Populism Means for Charitable Organizations
Policy Philanthropy and Its Key Role in Civil Society
Donor PrivacyDonor privacy is a part of our nation’s long-standing tradition of philanthropic freedom and is protected under the Constitution. The freedom to give privately helps enable our vibrant and diverse charitable culture that benefits all Americans.
Sector RegulationThe proper way to regulate the charitable sector is with strategic oversight that is specific to an evidence-based need. Arbitrary rules and unnecessary mandates, ultimately, harm those who rely on charity the most by restricting overall giving and diverting resources away from helping those in need.
Donor-Advised FundsThese charitable giving accounts are popular and effective vehicles that allow donors to support a wide variety of charitable causes. These funds are accessible to all Americans. They provide flexibility for givers to respond to crises quickly and give strategically over the long-term.