The convening of the 117th Congress and the inauguration of a new presidential administration provides the Forum with an opportunity to apply a renewed focus to its public policy work over the next two years. To that end, the Forum has developed six public policy principles that will guide our work during that time.
On June 22, 2020, the Forum submitted comments encouraging the Federal Reserve System to include a loan forgiveness provision and not to exclude nonprofits with less than 50 employees in the Main Street Lending Program to provide access to credit for nonprofit organizations (which are often led by and serve communities of color, communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic).
Use this resource as talking points for your Hill meetings at FOTH. The document includes suggested topics and messages to deliver to your members of Congress to ensure that all delegations are speaking with one voice about the issues that impact the sector.
Send this two-pager in advance of a Hill meeting to preview the topics you wish to discuss or provide it at the end of the Hill meeting as part of your leave-behind packet.
A guide for determining whether a community meets scholarship recipient criteria within proposed post-graduation scholarship legislation.
Use these templates for Come Home Award Program recipients.
Come Home Awards Concepts for Implementation from Philanthropy West Virginia.
Council of Michigan Foundations created a Talent Retention Program Manual to explore the concept of offering financial incentives for local college graduates to return to their local communities for work.
Philanthropy West Virginia created this overview sheet for the Come Home Award Program legislation.