Philanthropy played an unprecedented role in this year's remarkable presidential campaign. As America heads to the polls, revisit The Chronicle's reporting on Donald Trump's and Hillary Clinton's charitable activities and read about the candidates' views on nonprofit issues.
November 04, 2016
Policy Concerns Build for Nonprofit Leaders as Election Day Nears
Most of the worries appear to center on the potential for a Trump presidency, but Hillary Clinton and her aides have also pushed ideas that raise alarms.
November 03, 2016
Nonprofits Work at Polls to Smooth Voting and Rebut ‘Rigged’ Claims
Researchers and grant makers working on electoral issues acknowledge the balloting process isn’t perfect but say their data shows it is clean.
October 25, 2016
Clinton Foundation Fundraising Dropped $57 Million in 2015
Big annual swings in fundraising are not unusual for the charity, but additional precipitous declines could lie ahead.
October 20, 2016
Clinton and Trump Trade Foundation Jabs at Final Debate
Donald Trump assailed the Clinton Foundation as a "criminal enterprise," while Hillary Clinton contrasted her family charity's work on AIDS with the Donald J. Trump Foundation's purchase of a painting of its namesake.
October 19, 2016
Nonprofits Call on Next President to Protect Charitable Deduction
In letters to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, the Charitable Giving Coalition warned that limiting tax incentives for charitable donations would have a "devastating" effect.
October 14, 2016
Clinton Foundation Chief Lays Out Changes in Letter to Peers
With Hillary Clinton increasingly likely to win the presidency, the missive from foundation President Donna Shalala makes clear the breadth of changes that lie ahead for hundreds of nonprofits.
October 04, 2016
Don’t Let Political Opinions Derail Conversations With Donors
Everyone has an opinion about the fiery U.S. presidential campaign. Here, three experts offer fundraisers advice on how to navigate away from those discussions gracefully.
September 29, 2016
Charity Becomes Hot Election Topic — and Not in a Good Way
Scrutiny of Hillary Clinton’s and Donald Trump’s nonprofit organizations may be creating an unfairly negative perception of how most of philanthropy really works, experts say.
September 22, 2016
More Than 75% of Voters Want Charities to Get a Bigger Say in Policy Making, Poll Finds
Nearly three in four people also say they trust charities to spend money more wisely than governments.
September 21, 2016
Opinion: Trump’s Foundation Could Raise New Questions About Who Deserves Tax Breaks
Think of the fund like a celebrity philanthropy, not a family grant maker — because it shows all the problems typically associated with giving by the stars.