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Public Policy Resources

Featured Resource: 2022 Congressional August Recess Guide

United Philanthropy Forum's 2022 Congressional August Recess Guide contains information for PSOs to make the most out of the August recess, including ideas for engaging members of Congress, meeting tips, talking points on key policy issues, and more.

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Featured Resource: Public Policy Principles 2021-2022

These principles will help the Forum address racial inequities via public policy, advocate on behalf of the sector, identify and pursue partnership opportunities, and strengthen relationships with the United States Congress, federal agencies, state and local officials, and other nonprofit organizations while increasing visibility of the Forum among government officials and strategic partners.

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Featured Resource: A Guide to Advocacy

An overview of how foundations and their grantees can participate in advocacy developed by member of the Forum District to D.C. Advocacy Network.

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Responding to COVID-19: Public Policy Resources

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Congress has passed legislation providing aid and relief to the economy, businesses, nonprofits, and the American people. Visit this page to find specific information about each bill, how the bill may impact the sector, and what the Forum is doing to keep members engaged and informed.

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Public Policy Updates & Alerts

Forum Public Policy Update is a regular update for United Philanthropy Forum members covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector. This issue is for September 29, 2022.
Forum Public Policy Update is a regular update for United Philanthropy Forum members covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector. This issue is for September 16, 2022.
Forum Public Policy Update is a regular update for United Philanthropy Forum members covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector. This issue is for July 8, 2022.
Forum Public Policy Update is a regular update for United Philanthropy Forum members covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector. This issue is for May 2, 2022.
Forum Public Policy Update is a regular update for United Philanthropy Forum members covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector.

Letters & Communications to Elected Officials

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.
Philanthropic and Charitable Sector letter to Congress in support of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
A letter from the Forum and national partners regarding the Accelerating Charitable Efforts (or ACE Act).
This sign-on letter asks Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McCarthy, Leader McConnell, Chairman Neal, Chairman Wyden, Ranking Member Brady, and Ranking Member Crapo to carefully consider the unique nature of the charitable sector as you contemplate legislation that could impact donors and the charitable giving vehicles they use to donate to important causes in their communities and across the globe.

Policy Issues

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.
Coalition letter from 56 groups to House Ways & Means and Education & Labor, supporting Secure 2.0 legislation, that includes a Legacy IRA provision.
On March 7, a bi-partisan group of 11 members of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means singed a letter regarding donor-advised funds. In a "Dear Colleague" letter to their fellow lawmakers, the members express concerns about proposals that would restrict DAFs as well as private foundations, such as the ACE Act, S. 1981 / H.R. 6595 .
Philanthropic and Charitable Sector letter to Congress in support of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.