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How the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act affects your donation

Signed on March 27, 2020, the CARES Act granted an above-the-line universal charitable deduction up to $300 by donors who take the standard deduction*. Above-the-line deductions are subtracted from your income before the adjusted gross income (AGI) is calculated for tax purposes. Reduce your adjusted gross income (AGI) and make a $300 donation today!

Above-the-line universal charitable deduction guidelines:

  • Gifts must be made in cash. There are no above-the-line deductions for in-kind donations.
  • Gifts must be made in 2020 (or after; this is not currently limited to just this year), and cannot be carried over from excess contributions made in a prior year yet treated as made in 2020.
  • Gifts made are eligible for the above-the line deduction in addition to the standard deduction
Utilize this incentive and make a $300 donation today! Click here to read Sec. 2204 of the CARES Act.

*Tax deductions allow individuals and companies to subtract certain expenses from their taxable income, which reduces their overall tax bill. The tax system gives you a choice of adding up all of your deductible expenses—and providing evidence of those expenses to the IRS upon request—or simply deducting a flat amount, no questions asked. That flat amount is called a "standard deduction. - Source: TurboTax"

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What is Alhambra Source?

The Alhambra Source is a civic institution that fosters grassroots civic engagement, immigrant integration, and public interest journalism with the goal of empowering and giving voice to the diverse communities of the San Gabriel Valley. Your dollars make vital local news gathering and civic engagement programs possible.The Alhambra Source is a project of Community Partners, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

2020 Journalism & Civic Engagement Highlights

  • Presented "How Not To Be Broke #2: A Financial Literacy Workshop for Uncertain Times," a free financial literacy workshop, which taught graduating seniors from Alhambra Unified School District (ASUD) the essentials in how to think about money, loans and credit. Co-sponsors included AUSD, the Credit Union of Southern California, Alhambra Latino Association, and the American First National Bank.
  • Coordinated the"2020 Census Storytelling Contest" with AUSD as co-sponsor. Local students were invited to become census ambassadors submitting stories that answered prompts about the census, their family’s process in filling out the census or offered possible solutions to get under counted communities counted.
  • Best of Nonprofit News 2019: The Institute for Nonprofit News recognized Alhambra Source in the "Local Investigations" category for reporting on the possible displacement of Alhambra's Sikh Temple.
  • I-710 Stub: We have been in the forefront of telling you the ins and outs of state legislative efforts to end efforts to complete the I-710 Freeway and take the I-710 stub, which ends at Valley Blvd., out of the state highway system.
  • Sikh Saga: Alhambra's Sikh community may lose its longtime home in Alhambra due to property owner’s plans to redevelop their current property, on Chapel Ave., into a multi-use condominium. Our reporting on this issue showed the nuances of the city permit process and explained issues with required notifications. It continued our tradition of giving immigrant communities a voice in the discussion.
  • "Affordable Housing Forum": We joined Asian Americans Advancing Justice-LA and Grassroots Alhambra in hosting a housing forum, which brought 150 residents together to raise awareness on the issues surrounding affordable housing and connect residents to resources that could help them find options.
  • Media Sponsor, 626 Golden Streets: The cross-SGV event started in South Pasadena, went through downtown Alhambra, and ended at the San Gabriel Mission and brought 20,000 cyclists, runners and walkers to the SGV all intent on exploring alternative forms of transit.
  • Media Sponsor, Alhambra Latino Association Fundraising Banquet: The annual fundraiser celebrates Latino heritage and raises money for scholarships that go to Latino seniors, heading off to college, from the Alhambra Unified School District.

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