A. What is the Charitable Giving Coalition?
A. Since 2009, the Charitable Giving Coalition has been working to avert any caps or limits that would further diminish charitable giving in America. With the 100-year-old charitable tax deduction threatened like never before, the diverse group of more than 60 nonprofits, foundations and charitable organizations is unified like never before. Earlier this year, the Coalition was singled out by the Chronicle of Philanthropy as one of five people or organizations in the nonprofit sector that will influence public policy in 2013.
To ensure that the Coalition continues to be a strong voice for the nonprofit and charitable sectors and protecting charitable giving, its members are focusing on direct outreach to members of Congress, stakeholders and the media. Additionally, the Coalition provides support for local members and partners to make a clear, compelling case about what is at stake in our communities if lawmakers tamper with the charitable deduction.
The Charitable Giving Coalition membership includes more than 60 diverse nonprofit, charitable and other organizations, such as United Way Worldwide, Catholic Charities USA, the American Red Cross, the American Council on Education, the American Institute for Cancer Research, Jewish Federations of North America, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Independent Sector, the Council on Foundations, The Philanthropy Roundtable and more.