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.
The Cost of Too Much Red Tape: Fewer Charities
50 State Index Ranks Best and Worst States for Charities
The Giving Review: Forgo Mandates and Work to Change Philanthropy through Excellent Grantmaking
Patrice Onwuka on WMAL: Legislative Proposal Would “Chill Charitable Giving”
New Study Shows DAFs Self-Regulate
All Americans should be free to give to causes they care aboutLearn More
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.
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
Wealth Tax Proposals Threaten Philanthropy
Unheralded Generosity: A 50-State Look at Anonymous Giving
Government Overreach Hurts Charities and Those They Serve
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.