National Philanthropic Trust's Blog
Every year, Giving Season feels like it starts a little sooner. Charities […]
Charities Providing Direct Relief in Indonesia
Charities Providing Direct Relief from Hurricane Florence
NPT works with some of the world’s most generous and inspired philanthropists. Every year I am amazed and humbled by how dedicated our donors are to the causes they embrace. It’s not just the dollar amount that they grant from their donor-advised funds, which is always impressive, but also the vast range of causes they support. Read more to see a map of select grants that NPT made in partnership with our donors in 2017.
What lies ahead for charitable giving in 2018? Here are three predictions on trends to watch…
Wondering how the new tax laws may impact you? A donor-advised fund is one solution to help you reduce your tax bill in 2018 and beyond. Experts are recommending that Americans give more to charity in 2017 in order to reduce income this year when tax rates are higher and the tax benefit is available to more people.
NPT is proud to release our 11th annual Donor-Advised Fund Report. This year's report shows record numbers that were reached at a slower, more sustainable rate of growth than in year's past. After several years of historic and dramatic growth, we are now “on the other side.” The numbers in this year's report show slower rates of growth that reflect the “new normal.”
On December 31, 2017, the sun will set on a tax provision that allowed hedge fund managers to avoid paying income taxes on certain offshore deferred compensation. This is big news in the hedge fund world and it should be big news in the charitable sector, but hardly anyone is talking about it. Until now.
An enormous challenge in disaster relief is how to keep donors interesting and contributing to relief efforts after the headlines disappear. News stories that inspire people to give only last a few days or weeks, but recovery efforts take years. To date, NPT donors have recommended grants totaling more than $3.5 million to hurricane and earthquake recovery. I encourage everyone who is generously giving to the effected communities now to continue supporting them.