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The Denver Foundation is a member of the Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative. Visit this page to review our most recent advocacy promoting the culture of philanthropy. If you have any questions, please call our Philanthropic Services Group at 303.300.1790.

Letter Addressing Madoff/Colinvaux DAF Proposal

Tax Reform Positions 

November 2017

Changes in tax policies have a direct and indirect influence on household charitable donations. From the perspective of a community foundation, the proposed tax-law changes are threatening to the triple bottom lines we most closely monitor:

  • The quality of life for the most vulnerable people in Metro Denver.
  • The support for charitable giving and growing the culture of philanthropy.
  • The financial stability and mission achievement of nonprofit organizations.

With those bottom lines in mind, The Denver Foundation is taking positions on two provisions of the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act H.R.1.

Learn more about the Foundation's advocacy and policy work in the community.

Donor Information on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act H.R.1.

Doubling the Standard Deduction: Impact on Charitable Giving

Estate Tax: Impact on Charitable Giving