Since 2003, the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, in partnership with the Council on Foundations, has sponsored Foundations on the Hill (FOTH), an annual opportunity for grantmakers and regional associations to meet with their federal lawmakers in Washington, D.C.
During Foundations on the Hill, regional associations, working with foundation trustees, executives and staff, schedule meetings on Capitol Hill to personally discuss their work with members of Congress.
The purpose of Foundations on the Hill is to:
- Inform and educate Congress about philanthropy
- Create visibility for foundations and philanthropy on Capitol Hill
- Advocate on issues affecting foundations
- Encourage Congress to view foundations as resources on key public policy issues
This year's FOTH will be part of an overall week of activities hosted by the Council on Foundations, Philanthropy Week in Washington
. Philanthropy Week seeks to offer those participating in FOTH a comprehensive and impactful Washington experience. It will add a unique element of education and relationship-building for leaders of both community and private foundations. The week will also include the Alliance for Charitable Reform's Summit for Leaders
, the morning of March 5th.