Money for charity can languish in donor-advised funds. This couple wants to change that.

Aug 11, 2020
David and Jennifer Risher are challenging fellow philanthropists to give more of their money away.
David and Jennifer Risher of San Francisco launched #HalfMyDAF, promising to match donor-advised fund grants of up to $1 million as a challenge to other wealthy donors to make sure funds are getting to those who need them.
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Charitable giving dips in the wake of tax law changes

Feb 18, 2020
The Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center says only about 10% of households now have an incentive to donate.
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How neighbors saved Christmas — and the family farm

Dec 24, 2019
"The bank had shut us down and we didn't know how we were going to go forward."
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The difference $100 can make

Dec 23, 2019
"It wasn't a lot," said Roslyn Imrie, "But it gave me a lot of hope."
One stranger's anonymous gift helped Roslyn Imrie survive a period of financial hardship. Above, Imrie and her children are pictured on vacation in 2019.
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We should treat inequality as injustice, says Ford Foundation President Darren Walker

Dec 20, 2019
"We're getting a distorted capitalism that does not produce shared prosperity," says Walker.
"We're getting a sort of distorted capitalism that does not produce shared prosperity," said Walker.
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In a year-end scramble, charities worry about the impact of new tax law

Jan 2, 2018
Many Americans had less of an incentive to give, as the law doubles the standard deduction.
 Legislation and regulation books related to the GOP's planned tax overhaul are stacked and ready in the House Ways and Means Committee hearing room in Washington, D.C.
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Ending inequality: Chuck Collins' message to the 1 percent

Collins, author of "Born on Third Base," joined us to talk about the country's wealth gap.
A woman looks to an abandoned foreclosed home in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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How much do charities' overheads matter?

Mar 11, 2016
Charities overheads differ starkly but may not be a big determinant of who gives.
Parade participants representing The Wounded Warrior Project take part in the Veteran's Day Parade on November 11, 2012 in New York City.
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