The Charitable Giving Coalition writes that protecting and maintaining the value of the itemized charitable deduction, as well as renewing and expanding the universal charitable deduction that expired at the end of last year, will allow nonprofits to continue to provide services for their communities.
“Renewing and extending the universal charitable deduction, an effort with bipartisan and bicameral support in Congress, will help bolster the recent increase in small-dollar gifts and enable charitable organizations to better achieve their missions and support their workforces and communities.”
The Charitable Giving Coalition
Representing private and community foundations, their grantees and independent charities, the Charitable Giving Coalition members include United Way Worldwide, the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities USA, the American Council on Education, Jewish Federations of North America, the American Institute for Cancer Research, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Independent Sector, the Council on Foundations, and United Philanthropy Forum, among others. Formed in 2009, the coalition is dedicated to preserving the charitable giving incentive that ensures that our nation’s charities receive the funds necessary to fulfill their essential philanthropic missions. The coalition provides a unique and unified voice on Capitol Hill on issues affecting the charitable deduction, a voice composed of both direct lobbying and robust grassroots advocacy. www.chartiablegivingcoalition.org, @CGC_DC