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Public Policy Issues

The Forum's public policy work involves supporting a strong philanthropic sector and advocating for vibrant, healthy, and equitable communities. 

Our Public Policy Focus

FOTH Host Partners Smiling and Posing with Sen. Lankford (R-OK) in a Senate Hearing Room

Our sustained approach to public policy allows the Forum to lead and advocate on behalf of the sector while addressing systemic inequities and identifying practical public policy solutions that catalyze a just and equitable society where all can participate and prosper.

In an effort to guide this work, the Forum releases a set of Public Policy Principles every two years, in alignment with the seating of a new Congress.

These Principles, a vital component of our Public Policy Portfolio, establish key policy areas to help direct our advocacy engagement at the federal and state levels.

Download Public Policy Principles for the 118th Congress

Public Policy Portfolio

Public Policy Issues + Priorities

Using the Principle policy areas, the Forum has identified specific legislative and regulatory priorities to focus on for 2024:

  • Universal Charitable Deduction
  • Sector Regulation
  • Maternal Health
  • Voting Rights
  • Nonprofit SEAT Act
  • The Farm Bill
  • Census Reform

The Forum will approach these issues in a spirit of partnership and collaboration with PSOs and other allies dedicated to promoting a strong sector and advocating for equitable and reparative policies that benefit the communities we serve.

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