Co-sponsors of the Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act (H.R. 651), Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX), shared a Dear Colleague letter with their fellow representatives, encouraging them to support an above-the-line deduction for charitable donations.
Public Policy Resources
The national Democracy Funders Collaborative Census Subgroup shared the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Census Equity Fund. The Fund supports census preparation and outreach in regions with high proportions of historically undercounted populations and fewer philanthropic resources.
FCI Consultant and census expert Terri Ann Lowenthal has prepared a memo, Census Federal Policy Update: July 2019, which covers the latest on federal appropriations for the Census Bureau and open Federal Register Notices on the Post Enumeration Survey and the Final LUCA Appeals Process
A resource page on the Workforce Development Through Post-Graduation Scholarships Act of 2019.
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.
Philanthropy West Virginia created this letter template to send to U.S. Senators regarding the Come Home Award legislation.
To aid the outreach and advocacy for support and passage of U.S. Senate Bill 676, the Workforce Development Through Post-Graduation Scholarships Act of 2019, this document provides sample social media posts for your organization’s adaption and usage.
Media release from Philanthropy West Virginia on S. 676, the Workforce Development Through Post-Graduation Scholarships Act of 2019.
A fact sheet of frequently asked questions on Treasury's SALT workarounds final rule.
United Philanthropy Forum submitted comments for the record in advance of the Committee on Ways and Means hearing entitled "Ending the TCJA Tax on Houses of Worship, Charities, and Nonprofits."
For those interested in learning about the process and framework for creating a philanthropy liaison, Philanthropy California has shared some resources available here.
The Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) submitted comments to Treasury asking for clarification on the new excise tax on excess compensation paid by tax-exempt organizations.
Charitable Giving Coalition statement on the Giving USA results for 2018.
United Philanthropy Forum submitted a letter to Representative Serrano and the House Appropriations Committee to protect section 534 in the FY 2020 CJS Appropriations legislation (H.R. 3055). This provision would prohibit the addition of questions on the 2020 Census that were not part of the 2018 End-to-End Census Test.
Reference this table for all the unrelated business income tax (UBIT) legislation currently introduced in the 116th Congress.
Prepared by The Leadership Conference, this fact sheet provides an update on the FY 2020 appropriations process for funding the 2020 Census.
This spreadsheet provides the results of a Forum survey that asked PSOs to report their census activities and advocacy in preparation for the 2020 Census.