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Share news about your grant making initiatives! AGM Grant Making Members are working on a variety of diverse causes including education, environment, healthcare and immigration (to name just a few). We want to promote your efforts and best practices. Help us spread your good works, event announcements and news items by emailing Gail Pinkham.
January 16th, 2018
Source: Accounting Today
While the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made some changes to the charitable giving provisions in the Tax Code, the climate for giving to private foundations is as strong or stronger than it has ever been, according to Jeffrey Haskell at Foundation Source. Haskell, who heads a team of accountants and... More »
January 4th, 2018
Source: Inside Philanthropy
Around the United States, local schools are mainly funded by state and local property taxes. In some places, especially affluent suburbs, property taxes are the main funding source for public schools. These local school levies can be extraordinarily high—over $20,000 for many homeowners in states... More »
December 22nd, 2017
Source: Philanthropy MA Blog
Please note AGM's Office will be closed Monday, December 25, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018. On behalf of AGM's Board, our Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Poulos, and the AGM Staff, we want to wish our Members and philanthropic community a joyous holiday season! We look forward to seeing you at... More »
December 14th, 2017
Source: Hemenway & Barnes
There are no hard and fast guidelines, as every donor’s situation is different. Surveys by major foundations and other philanthropy-serving organizations vary, but show that on average most adult Americans give away between three and five percent of their adjusted gross income every year. More »
December 12th, 2017
Source: Wicked Local - Weston
The Foundation for MetroWest’s Youth in Philanthropy program, which provides middle and high school students with educational and philanthropic opportunities, has announced the launch of a new program for high school students in Weston. More »
December 8th, 2017
Source: Philanthropy MA Blog
Like all of you, we are horrified by the continued reports of wildfires breaking out and spreading in San Diego, Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. The wildfires are forcing thousands of people from their homes and destroying millions of dollars in property. The United... More »
December 6th, 2017
Source: Philanthropy MA Blog
I’m tired. Actually, I’m EXHAUSTED. I mean, 2017, right? Wherever you stand on whatever issues, for this or against that, him or her, us or them, it just seemed like 2017 had a constant din of “Look at me! Look at me! I’m right!” There were many important issues, yes. (And many unimportant ones,... More »
November 28th, 2017
Source: Nonprofit Finance Fund
What if your employer said you could use your paycheck to cover clothes you wear to work, but not for rent on your apartment? On a lunchbox but not on the pots and pans you use to cook dinner?  Many nonprofits regularly face restrictions like these in their funding. Too often, lines are still drawn... More »


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