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Philanthropy Delaware advances the work of our members, and philanthropy as a whole, by advocating at the state and national level. We aim to engage in effective policy that will strengthen philanthropy and advance issues that members support, strengthen relationships and partnerships between philanthropy and government, and provide a strong, collective voice for philanthropic interests in Delaware.

Here are some current resources we have gathered to assist you in your own public policy conversations, as well as information to keep you informed on the latest advocacy trends affecting philanthropy.

  • April 25, 2023 11:28 AM | Philanthropy Delaware, Inc. (Administrator)

       Next 2020 Census Data Product to be Released in 2023

    The Census Bureau plans to release the Demographic Profile and the Detailed Demographic and Housing Characteristics File (DHC) together in May 2023.The Census Bureau had tentatively planned to release the two products later this year but pushed the date to 2023 because of the need for additional processing time and to allow time for implementing new, stronger confidentiality protections. The revised schedule enables the Census Bureau to take the time needed to produce the high-quality statistics the public expects. More information about the schedule change is available in the 2020 Census Data Products: Next Steps for Data Releases blog.

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  • April 25, 2023 11:21 AM | Philanthropy Delaware, Inc. (Administrator)

    A tax how-to guide for private foundations

    Despite enjoying tax-exempt status, private foundations are not immune to taxation. Yes, as long as a private foundation does not engage in activities unrelated to its tax-exempt mission, it will not be subject to any income taxes; however, private foundations, unlike their public charity counterparts, are potentially subject to an assortment of excise taxes. They are subject to the complex tax rules of Chapter 42 of the Internal Revenue Code; navigating those rules is crucial to effective tax planning.

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  • April 25, 2023 11:16 AM | Philanthropy Delaware, Inc. (Administrator)

    Lankford, Coons Introduce Bill to expand Charitable Deduction 2023

    Sens. James Lankford (R-OK) and Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced bipartisan legislation this week to expand and extend the expired non-itemized deduction for charitable giving. The bill, called The Charitable Act, would allow all taxpayers who do not itemize to claim a deduction of up to one-third of the value of the standard deduction for charitable contributions, which would be around $4,500 for individuals and $9,000 for married joint filers. The standard deductions for tax year 2023 are $13,850 for individuals and $27,700 for married joint filers.

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  • April 25, 2023 11:09 AM | Philanthropy Delaware, Inc. (Administrator)

    Philanthropy Trends to watch in 2023

    Charitable giving has been in the headlines frequently in recent years. Some of the news is welcome, like the outpouring of generosity from donors in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Some are concerning, like the declining number of American households that give.

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  • April 25, 2023 10:58 AM | Philanthropy Delaware, Inc. (Administrator)

    The Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy

    The Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy promotes more effective philanthropy and strengthens the nonprofit sector through research that informs philanthropic decision-making and public policy to advance community problem solving.

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  • March 16, 2021 12:00 PM | Philanthropy Delaware, Inc. (Administrator)

    (March 16, 2021 by Philanthropy Delaware) Over the course of the past year, the public and private charitable sector swiftly responded to direct emergency funding to nonprofits and communities. Delaware’s philanthropic and governmental entities invest in critical areas of our society, including education, health, and human services. Now, more than ever, it is evident partnerships between sectors is essential to advance philanthropy.

    To this end, Philanthropy Delaware joins over 300 philanthropic leaders in virtual convenings for the 2021 Foundations on the Hill. The 2021 Foundations on the Hill is in partnership with the United Philanthropy Forum, the Council on Foundations and Independent Sector. Over the following two-weeks, there will be opportunities for our network to:

    - Inform and educate Congress and State Legislators about the importance of the philanthropic sector;

    - Create visibility for foundations and philanthropy;

    - Advocate on issues important to our members, foundations, and the broader sector;

    - Encourage Congress to view our network as resources on key public policy issues; and

    - Build relationships with lawmakers and their staffs.

    Philanthropy Delaware shares in the vision of a courageous philanthropic sector that catalyzes a just and equitable society where all can participate and prosper. Stay tuned for Philanthropy Delaware’s highlights of the “Recap: 2021 Foundations on the Hill.

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