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Independent Sector advocates for public policies that strengthen the ability of individuals to support and take action through nonprofits and foundations to improve lives. We serve as a voice and source of information on the most pressing legislative, regulatory, and economic issues facing the nonprofit sector. Learn more about the issues we are tracking, and find out what's impacting the nonprofit sector.

ALERT: Take Action to Restore Charitable tax provisions

Visit our 2015 Action Guide to learn how to engage with your Senators to urge them to take immediate action on the America Gives More Act of 2015, legislation that simplifies taxes for foundations and permanently restores three expired giving incentives to support the critical work of nonprofit organizations across the country. Contact your Senators today to urge them to take up and pass the America Gives More Act in order to provide certainty to nonprofits that deliver vital services to communities in your state.



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