Under the new tax law, the standard deduction is now nearly double – $12,000 for individuals and $24,000 for married couples – making it harder for people to itemize on their tax return and benefit from the charitable income tax deduction.

One way to take advantage of the new tax law: Charitable Bunching with a Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation. National and local experts are recommending this smart giving strategy, which is essentially bunching multiple years’ worth of donations into one calendar year. LEARN MORE or CONTACT US .