Independent Sector advocates for public policies that protect and strengthen the ability of individuals to support nonprofits and foundations and the ability of these organizations to fulfill their missions. We serve as the unified voice and source of information on the most pressing legislative, regulatory, and economic issues facing the charitable sector.
Independent Sector advocates for policies that encourage Americans to contribute to the charitable causes of their choice by providing tax deductions for their gifts and tax incentives for volunteer service, removing tax obstacles to charitable gifts, and maximizing gifts from private foundations.
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All nonprofits have a vital role to play in strengthening democracy, advancing freedom of expression, and adding richness and diversity to community life.
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