HARTFORD, CT -- A Member Public Policy Action Alert - August 26, 2014 about the America Gives More Act.
You may have heard recently about the America Gives More Act (H.R. 4719), a bill that passed in the House of Representatives in July. This bill brings together five tax provisions (described below) related to philanthropy. The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy joins The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, the National Council of Nonprofits, the Council on Foundations, Independent Sector, Alliance for Charitable Reform, and a number of our colleague regional associations in supporting this legislation.
The Council has sent letters to Senator Blumenthal and Senator Murphy and has signed onto national messaging for the Senate leadership asking them to support this legislation. We encourage our members to lend their voice in support by contacting their Senators as well.
Below, we have included a brief description of the five tax provisions in the America Gives More Act. We have also included talking points from which you may draw for a phone message or to craft your own EMAIL, and we have provided links to submit an email as well as phone numbers for the Senators.
These vital giving incentives will help increase the resources available to charitable organizations that are working hard to help people in need throughout Connecticut.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or if you have questions about your ability as a foundation to engage in this activity please see the resources on the Council’s website https://www.ctphilanthropy.org/advocacy-resources.
Maggie Gunther Osborn
Connecticut Council for Philanthropy