Officials Discuss Ways To Address Millions of Dollars in Unspent Charitable Donations
During a legislative hearing, lawmakers and state agency officials discussed ways to ensure that millions of dollars in charitable donations are properly distributed. By the end of 2014, about $10 million in charitable tax donations to various efforts in California -- including those related to health care -- remained unused, according to an analysis of financial records earlier this year. Suggestions during the meeting included requiring faster notices to state agencies when funds are available, requiring agencies to publicly report how such money is spent and redistributing unspent funds that have been dumped into the state's general fund.
- "Lawmakers Aim To Prevent Unspent California Charitable Gifts" (Thompson, "KPCC News," AP/KPCC, 12/10).