The American Center for Philanthropy (ACP) is an independent, non-profit organization established to increase charitable giving by providing valuable information, unbiased guidance, and advantageous ways to give.
Our primary purpose is to support individuals, gatekeepers and non-profit organizations in the transfer of social capital to a meaningful and effective purpose. With a unique focus on donor education, ACP strives to help donors Experience the Power and Joy of Giving.
- To promote philanthropy, toward the betterment of society and for the personal growth of the individual.
- To provide creative financial and charitable planning techniques that enable individuals to exchange their involuntary/passive philanthropy (e.g. taxes) into voluntary/active philanthropy or “intentional giving.”
- To work with “financial gatekeepers” regarding social capital and planning techniques that provide solutions to their clients regarding finance, family, a desire to make a difference, and legacy.
- To partner with non-profit organizations to effectively implement with their constituency the “enlightened resource approach” to philanthropic fundraising.
ACP is recognized as a tax-exempt public charity as described in Sections 501(c)(3), 509(a)(1), and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) of 1986, as amended. (Note: The American Center for Philanthropy is formerly known as the Minnesota Center for Philanthropy. The organization’s legal name change was effective in the Fall of 2006.)