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Massachusetts has maintained the high levels of health insurance coverage and access that were achieved by the state's groundbreaking 2006 reform law, but the cost of care continues to remain a significant burden, especially for low- and middle-income individuals and families.
More philanthropists are choosing to donate all of their foundations' assets within their lifetimes. About 50 years ago, only 5% of the total assets of America's largest 50 foundations were held by spend-downs. In 2010, that number had risen to 24%, according to Bridgespan Group in Boston.
One Fund Boston, which initially collected $61 million for the victims of the Boston Marathon attacks, has grown by an additional $12 million, as donors from around the world continue to donate. Now, the outpouring of generosity has the organization considering new ways to disburse the funds.
The philanthropic community mourns the death of Ronny Zinner, president of the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation, who passed away on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. The Shapiro family has shared a moving tribute to Ronny on the foundation website.
The Paramount Center hosted over a sold-out crowd of grantmakers and foundation leaders at AGM's 45th Annual Meeting last Wednesday.
How would you feel about going sock-less for a week when you hadn’t planned your wardrobe for that situation?
You may have heard recently about the America Gives More Act (H.R. 4719), a bill that passed in the House of Representatives in July. This bill brings together five tax provisions (described below) related to philanthropy. Associated Grant Makers joins The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, the National Council of Nonprofits, the Council on Foundations, Independent Sector, Alliance for Charitable Reform, and a number of our sister regional associations in supporting this legislation.
A new state tax credit taking effect in 2014 provides foundations, individuals and corporations with an unprecedented opportunity to deepen the impact of their philanthropy. The Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) is designed to encourage individuals, companies, foundations, and others to donate to highly effective organizations that are helping to expand economic opportunities for families and communities across the state. These organizations, called Community Development Cor
The Boston Foundation’s assets have passed the $1 billion mark, after a year of strong investment gains and a record $112 million in grants made to charities.
The 99-year-old community foundation also recorded its second-best year of raising money, as donors sent it $112 million during the fiscal year ended June 30. The foundation had raised $131 million the prior year, when many philanthropists were concerned about possible changes in the tax code that could have affected the deductibility of donations.