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."
Public Policy Resources
Charitable Giving Coalition statement on the Giving USA results for 2018.
Reference this table for all the unrelated business income tax (UBIT) legislation currently introduced in the 116th Congress.
Independent Sector released new research on values-based messaging for promoting giving policy.
Over 600 organizations from all 50 states signed on to the American Society of Association Executives’ (ASAE) letter to Representatives Neal and Brady on the House Ways and Means Committee to call for the repeal of the unrelated business income tax (UBIT) on nonprofits’ fringe benefits.
The October edition of our month-by-month advocacy guide focuses on how to engage in elections. With off-year elections coming up in November, it is an appropriate time to focus on this issue, and perhaps stimulate some thinking on how your organization might get engaged in the elections in 2018 and beyond.shington to face debates over tax reform, and everyone re-focused on work after the summer holidays, this is an opportune moment to get our issues on policymakers’ radar.
This guide provides resources to help you and your members connect with your legislators during the 2017 abbreviated congressional August recess.
United Philanthropy Forum supports the continued full enforcement of current law that prohibits 501(c)(3) charitable organizations from endorsing, opposing or contributing to political candidates and engaging in partisan campaign activities—also known as the “Johnson Amendment.” See our position and resources on this issue.
Since 1917, the federal charitable tax deduction has provided a tax deduction for donations made to nonprofit organizations by taxpayers who itemize their tax returns, roughly one-third of all Americans. See the Forum's position and resources on this issue.
Sample communications from regional philanthropy networks and their grantmaker members to Members of Congress encouraging an end to the prohibition for Donor Advised Funds in the IRA Charitable Rollover.
Resources developed by the Charitable Giving Coalition, the Forum, Council on Foundations, and regional philanthropy networks around protecting the Charitable Deduction. These include FAQs, infographics, talking points, position statements, op-eds, and other sample articles.