National Philanthropic Trust's Blog
The uncertainty around the charitable tax deduction has fueled giving to donor-advised funds. We have seen an enormous increase in contributions to NPT donor-advised funds over this same time last year.
As we approach the December 31st deadline, Americans are wondering how—or if—Washington will act on the looming “fiscal cliff.” Charitable organizations are too.
NPT released its annual Donor-Advised Fund Report. The findings in key metrics show DAF growth continue–with every metric returning to or increasing above its pre-recession level.
It was only a matter of time until the charitable sector created our own day to raise awareness and encourage philanthropic activity. This year marks the first-ever #GivingTuesday—an effort launched by nonprofit organizations and supported by a wide spectrum of large, private corporations, media outlets and charities.
Charities providing relief for victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy
I have always encouraged donors to “do their homework” when considering a charitable gift or grant. The Foundation Center's revamped IssueLab is a vast and invaluable resource for exactly this kind of information.
In the wake of the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, many donors are seeking information on how best to support relief efforts. In our experience, the most efficient and effective way to help is by recommending grants to organizations providing relief programs in the affected areas.
The donor also wanted to protect his donated land from future real estate development.
Instead of creating a corporate foundation, they established a donor-advised fund at NPT.