Hate groups have been exploiting the tax code to raise money through philanthropic organisations, particularly by using Donor-Advised Funds that allow donors to fund hate while gaining a tax advantage and remaining anonymous. This report summarises a convening held to begin addressing the problem.
- Established leadership/community foundations should reassert their role as vanguards in establishing reforms that will curtail hate-funding and steward the public discussion on philanthropy and the public good.
- Align donor agreements with existing hate-free and anti-discrimination policies that govern other activities.
- Adopt policies and establish best practices to guide peer institutions such as family foundations, religious and faith-based charities, and commercially backed charities.