HARTFORD, CT -- CCP President Karla Fortunato submitted testimony against Raised S.B. No. 1137.
Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Granting
2017 marks the 100th year of the charitable deduction. The charitable deduction encourages charitable giving by individuals to the benefit of communities across the country. This resource give data for Connecticut.
HARTFORD, CT -- CCP follows up on bills SB1137 and SB38, that would have levied new taxes on nonprofits with endowments, pension accounts, or significant savings accounts.
CCP's Policy Update includes links and information relevant to the CT philanthropic community, including: Governor Lamont's state budget proposal and the Nonprofit Alliance's analysis, news on Census 2020 in Connecticut, an update on impacts of the new tax law, and information on federal universal charitable deduction bills.
NEW YORK, NY -- Starting this fall, and well into the future, medical students at New York University will get free tuition. In a few years, shiny new facilities will welcome cancer patients in Atlanta and brain researchers at Stanford. The announcements about these developments credit generous philanthropists, but fail to mention who else is footing much of the bill: American taxpayers. Like most charitable giving, health care philanthropy is tax-deductible. When wealthy people give away millions of dollars, their tax bills go down. But that leaves the rest of us either to pick up the slack or go without the investments that our government could have made with those funds.
WASHINGTON, DC -- The consumer orgies of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday have a rapidly growing nonprofit rival: Giving Tuesday, which celebrates its seventh year today. Begun by a coalition hoping to reinvigorate giving in the United States during the holiday season, Giving Tuesday has turned into a philanthropic juggernaut: Last year, the day moved at least $300 million to nonprofits by mobilizing hundreds of thousands of people, many of them infrequent donors, to give to charities of their choosing. Giving Tuesday champions the welcome spirit of ordinary donors and the amazing diversity of American charity. But when it comes to philanthropic giving in the United States, it proves the exception to a stubborn rule.