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What's wrong with giving money away? Even generosity has critics

Dec 10, 2013
Each year, Americans give away billions of dollars. Some of those donations, particularly the large ones, come in for criticism.
Posted In: philanthropy

The realities -- and pitfalls -- of giving away money

Dec 10, 2013
One philanthropist passes on lessons she's learned, including the risks of "following your passion" without doing your homework
Posted In: philanthropy, foundations

Rent takes a bigger bite out of family budgets

Dec 9, 2013
As more people are excluded from homeownership, the demand for rental housing has grown beyond capacity, driving rental costs up.
Posted In: rent, mortgage, Housing

The roots -- and some results -- of the charitable tax deduction

Dec 9, 2013
The tax break for charitable deductions reflects American attitudes about government, and about the best way to help others.
Posted In: tax, deduction, philanthropy

Charitable foundations aren't just for the über-rich

Dec 9, 2013
There are some 80,000 private charitable foundations operating in the U.S. today, and you don't have to be crazy rich to launch a one.
Posted In: Charitable giving, charitable deduction, philanthropy

Giving to the arts, culture and humanities

Dec 8, 2013
In 2012, giving to organizations geared towards supporting the arts, culture, and humanities jumped 7 percent, totaling over $14 billion.
Posted In: philanthropy, Arts, museums

Giving to international aid

Dec 8, 2013
Between 2011 and 2012, giving to international aid went up by more than 2 percent.
Posted In: international aid, natural disasters

Giving to human services

Dec 8, 2013
Giving to human services jumped by more than 3 percent from 2011 to 2012.

Giving to individuals

Dec 8, 2013
Donations to friends and family is a form of giving that can’t be calculated, since it usually happens in private circles and off the books.

Giving to public society benefit

Dec 8, 2013
Public society benefit includes organizations who work with voter education, civil rights and civil liberties.
Posted In: voter education, civil rights

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