A letter from the Forum and national partners regarding the Accelerating Charitable Efforts (or ACE Act).
Public Policy Resources
Updated nonprofit coalition statement on advancing racial equity and justice.
This year, the sector came together in an unprecedented way to participate in FOTH. The Forum has put together a video to recap this unique experience. Feel free to download and enjoy.
Forum members share what they are doing in terms of advocacy and policy due to COVID-19. Responses are compiled below by known organizations.
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.
To those unfamiliar with Capitol Hill, the titles given to staff of Members of Congress can be confusing. In order to enable you to be most effective in communicating with Congress, we have listed the most commonly used titles and principal functions of key staff in your Representative or Senator’s office.
Details on the key roles of delegation captains during Foundations on the Hill.
Sample letter to request a meeting with your federal lawmaker.
Sample handouts and leave behind packets developed for Foundations on the Hill.
Letter led by Sen. Rounds (R-South Dakota) and joined by Sen. Cramer (R-North Dakota), urging the Trump Administration to continue the 2020 Census through Oct. 31.
Talking Points for Census
Explainer about the Census Bureau’s 99% goal, how it’s an inaccurate indicator of when the count should end, and the necessity of continuing self-response and field data collection operations through Oct. 31.
2020 Census Deadline Act Endorsement List
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).
On June 9, 2020, Philanthropy Ohio President Deborah Aubert Thomas and Chief Communication & Public Policy Officer Claudia Y.W. Herrold submitted a letter to the office of Ohio State Senator Dave Burke of the Ohio Senate Health, Human Services, and Medicaid Committee, expressing support for support SCR14, which seeks to declare racism a public health emergency and pursue policies to eliminate racial inequities in the state of Ohio.
Independent Sector submitted written testimony to the Joint Economic Committee on June 9, 2020. The testimony was submitted for the hearing "Supporting Charitable Giving during the COVID-19 Crisis."
Charitable Giving Coalition submitted a letter to the Joint Economic Committee in regards to a June 9, 2020 hearing, "Supporting Charitable Giving During the COVID-19 Crisis."
A section-by-section summary of small business provisions in the PPP and Health Care Enhancement Act, passed by the Senate on April 21, 2020.
Charitable Giving Coalition letter to House Ways Means Chairman, Richard Neal (D-MA) and Ranking Member Kevin Brady (R-TX), urging support for stronger charitable giving incentives in the next COVID-19 legislative package.