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Public Policy Resources

United Philanthropy Forum is committed to building the capacity of our members in public policy and advocacy. These resources provide the tools and information needed to be effective sector leaders and advocates.

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Public Policy Updates & Alerts

The Philanthropy + Policy Update by United Philanthropy Forum provides updates, analysis, and breaking news about public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector and the communities we work with and in . This issue is for February 2, 2024.
The Philanthropy + Policy Update by United Philanthropy Forum provides updates, analysis, and breaking news about public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector and the communities we work with and in . This issue is for January 19, 2024.
The Philanthropy + Policy Update by United Philanthropy Forum provides updates, analysis, and breaking news about public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector and the communities we work with and in . This issue is for November 13, 2023.
The Philanthropy + Policy Update by United Philanthropy Forum provides updates, analysis, and breaking news about public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector and the communities we work with and in . This issue is for October 27, 2023.
The Philanthropy + Policy Update by United Philanthropy Forum provides updates, analysis, and breaking news about public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector and the communities we work with and in . This issue is for October 13, 2023.

Letters & Communications to Elected Officials

United Philanthropy Forum signed a joint letter to the leaders of the House and Senate, which notes the harmful impacts of government shutdowns and urges the continued funding of the federal government.
United Philanthropy Forum, the Council on Foundations, and Independent Sector submitted a letter in response to the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Subcommitee on Oversight's "Request for Information: Understanding and Examining the Political Activities of Tax-Exempt Organizations under Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code."
United Philanthropy Forum joined a philanthropic and charitable sector letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, in support of FY2024 funding for quarterly nonprofit job reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Statement for the Record by United Philanthropy Forum, submitted to the United States Senate Committee on Finance on March 17, 2020, regarding the “Examining Charitable Giving and Trends in the Nonprofit Sector” hearing.
United Philanthropy Forum sends letter to House Ways & Means and Education & Labor, supporting Secure 2.0 legislation, that includes a Legacy IRA provision.

Policy Issue Briefs and Statements

Ahead of the 2024 election, United Philanthropy Forum partnered with Nonprofit VOTE on the newest edition of the Philanthropy for Voter Engagement Toolkit.
United Philanthropy Forum signed a joint letter to the leaders of the House and Senate, which notes the harmful impacts of government shutdowns and urges the continued funding of the federal government.
United Philanthropy Forum, the Council on Foundations, and Independent Sector submitted a letter in response to the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Subcommitee on Oversight's "Request for Information: Understanding and Examining the Political Activities of Tax-Exempt Organizations under Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code."
A key policy issue for the Forum is Maternal Health.
Forum statement of record submitted to Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee of the United States Senate, regarding May 2, 2023 hearing: "Improving Access to Federal Grants for Underserved Communities."