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GIA April Member Spotlight
GIA's April Member Spotlight is Darryl Chappell Foundation!
The Darryl Chappell Foundation (Foundation) empowers Afrodescendant artists to achieve their highest potential. They envision a future where a community of artists are impacting their communities in positive ways through art. The Foundation has been a member of GIA since January 2023.
Learn more about their organization and initiatives.
Photo: Gadiel Rivera in his studio, 2022-2023 Darryl Chappell Foundation Artists, Apprentice at the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico.
Asking Your Senators to Co-Sponsor the Charitable Act
Grantmakers in the Arts has joined United Philanthropy Forum and the broader philanthropic sector in support of the Charitable Act (5.566), a bill that would implement a Universal Charitable Deduction (UCD). We invite you to do the same and ask YOUR senators to co-sponsor this bi-partisan bill!
On March 1, 2023, Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced the Charitable Act. The bill allows individual taxpayers who do not otherwise itemize their tax deductions a deduction in taxable years beginning in 2023 or 2024 for charitable contributors. The deduction is limited to one-third of the standard deduction allowed to such taxpayers.
This bi-partisan bill currently has 13 co-sponsors, 7 Democrats and 6 Republicans.
Learn more here.
TOMORROW! GIA Webinar: Puerto Rico – The Diaspora, The Island
Puerto Rico and its people shape, and are shaped by, place and environment, history and geopolitics. The island has a complex colonial history, and ever-lasting political situation which defines its status as a US territory. The diverse social and cultural narratives of the island are known well by natives to the island but remain a mystery to most.
Join us on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at 3pm EDT/12pm PDT for a 75-minute webinar and hear from Pam Breaux (National Assembly of State Arts Agencies); Alexis Ortiz (Office of the President, Mellon Foundation); and Carlos Rodríguez Silvestre (Flamboyan Foundation). They will not only discuss general misconceptions about the island of Puerto Rico and its culture, but how the nuances of the local philanthropic sector present a unique opportunity for investment.
Learn more and register.
Photo courtesy of Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
News from the Field
From the Kentucky Arts Council: Disasters and emergencies are among the largest threats to the careers of artists and livelihood of arts organizations across the country. Yet addressing these issues falls to the bottom of the to-do list when skies are blue and danger is out-of-sight. Join a 5-part series from the Kentucky Arts Council exploring important topics and issues related to emergency and disaster readiness, response and recovery in the arts. The series will culminate with an online event hosted by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies...
From Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees: Earlier this year, GCIR released our 2023 Public Policy Agenda, a set of federal and state reforms that would advance immigrant justice and power across the country. From calling for pathways to naturalization for Afghan arrivals and DACA holders to opposing policies that increase immigrant detention, GCIR stands with community leaders and coalitions leading the charge on these critical issues...
From A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities: The 2023 James A. Joseph Lecture and Awards follow a decades-long tradition of recognizing Black excellence in philanthropy...

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