501(c)(3) public charities may legally seek to influence legislation—in other words, lobby – subject to generous limits. In addition, private foundations and public foundations (which are public charities) may support public charities that lobby. Foundations should follow the following rules when making grants to grantees that lobby.
This advocacy and civic engagement toolkit is designed for community and public foundations that want to educate and encourage their grantees about getting involved in civic and policy activities to increase organizational capacity and impact. While its primary focus is on the grantmaking activity of these foundations, the toolkit also addresses rules and guidance for policy involvement by foundation officials acting on behalf of their foundations.
Philanthropy and the Social Economy: Blueprint 2016 is an annual industry forecast about the ways private resources are used for public benefit.
- Insight: Big Ideas that Matter for 2016
- Foresight: Predictions for 2016
- Buzzword Watch
- Hindsight: Renovations to Previous Forecasts
- Glimpses of the Future