On March 7, a bi-partisan group of 11 members of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means singed a letter regarding donor-advised funds. In a "Dear Colleague" letter to their fellow lawmakers, the members express concerns about proposals that would restrict DAFs as well as private foundations, such as the ACE Act, S. 1981/H.R. 6595.
A letter from the Forum and national partners regarding the Accelerating Charitable Efforts (or ACE Act).
Charitable Giving Coalition letter to House Ways Means Chairman, Richard Neal (D-MA) and Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX), urging support for stronger charitable giving incentives in the next COVID-19 legislative package.
Letter from a group of members of the Charitable Giving Coalition, including the Forum, asking Congress to include DAFs in relief legislation.
National Philanthropic Trust's 2018 Donor-Advised Fund Report examines 2013 through 2017 fiscal year data from 1,002 charities. For the eighth consecutive year, there was growth in all key metrics—number of individual donor-advised funds, total grant dollars from them, total contributions to them and total charitable assets in them.
Report from Independent Sector to review a 2005 recommendation to require a five percent payout for DAFs.
Resource page on donor-advised funds from the Council on Foundations.
Webinar recording from Alliance for Charitable Reform responding to the proposal for donor-advised funds to distribute contributions within five years of receipt.
In this member guest blog post, Kyle Caldwell, Council of Michigan Foundations President and CEO, discusses donor-advised funds from a community foundation perspective, following CMF's recently released report series that examines the practices of foundations in Michigan.
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