In 2017, AHP is increasing its efforts to advocate for the protection and expansion of the charitable giving tax deduction in the United States.

Why are we focusing on this issue? 

The charitable deduction has been a vital and unique incentive in charitable giving for over 100 years. 

The financial impact is unmistakable: the Charitable Giving Coalition notes that communities receive $3 for every $1 subject to the charitable deduction. In the field of health care philanthropy, that number is even higher. The 2016 AHP Report on Giving found that the median ROI for health care fundraising institutions in FY 2015 was $4.29. 

We expect an overhaul to the U.S.’s tax code to occur within the coming years. With certain proposals expressing a desire to limit or even eliminate the tax code, we recognize it’s our duty to advocate for this time-tested incentive for giving.

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AHP Responds to the US's Newest Tax Laws
January 11, 2018

AHP is concerned with the recently passed tax reform legislation's failure to protect the charitable giving tax deduction. In 2017, we supported the Charitable Giving Coalition's efforts to expand the current deduction to a universal deduction. Learn more by reading our post on The Huddle. 

Stabenow-Wyden Amendment to Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

November 14, 2017

AHP today joined the Charitable Giving Coalition in expressing support for a proposed amendment to the Senate Tax Reform Bill that would extend a charitable giving incentive to non-itemizer taxpayers. Learn more by reading our post on The Huddle. 

The Universal Charitable Giving Act (H.R.3988)

November 1, 2017

Congressman Mike Walker from North Carolina's sixth district introduced the Universal Charitable Giving Act on October 5, 2017. The proposed bill would allow above-the-line deductions for charitable contributions from individuals not itemizing deductions. Learn more by reading our post on The Huddle.

The Johnson Amendment
April 18, 2017

AHP believes that the Johnson Amendment is an important safeguard for the work of health care development professionals and should be preserved in its current form. Learn more by 
reading our post on The Huddle.

AHP Advocates for Charitable Giving Tax Deduction
February 16, 2017

AHP members advocated to protect the charitable giving tax deduction during the 100 Years of Giving Fly-In on Capitol Hill. Organized by the Charitable Giving Coalition, these members, along with over 200 participants, met with their state's legislators on February 16 to emphasize the importance of the charitable giving tax deduction and urge them to protect and even expand it.

Learn more on the Coalition's efforts to protect the charitable deduction.