Reports

Charitable giving is vital to thriving communities. An extensive body of research confirms its significant value and impact of the charitable sector. Below are some resources to raise awareness about the importance of charitable giving. 

Giving USA – Annual Report on Philanthropy 2011

Giving USA Foundation (2011) This report provides a host of data about charitable giving, including sources, beneficiaries and the trends in charitable giving over the past 40 years.  

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Re-Thinking the Deduction for Charitable Contributions

By Joseph J. Cordes, National Tax Journal (2011) This paper, “Re-Thinking the Deduction for Charitable Contributions: Evaluating the Effects of Deficit-Reduction Plans,” examines the impact of the charitable deduction and captures the potential effects on nonprofit organizations if the charitable deduction ...

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Options for Changing the Tax Treatment of Charitable Giving

Testimony by Frank J. Sammartino before the Committee on Finance United States Senate (2011) The CBO analyses how much taxpayers in various income groups donate to charities and what types of organizations receive those donations. It also investigates how changing ...

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