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Public Policy Resources

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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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.
Forum Public Policy Update is a regular update for United Philanthropy Forum members covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector.
The Forum is currently gathering signatures on a letter to 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 they contemplate legislation.
Forum Public Policy Update is a regular update for United Philanthropy Forum members covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector.
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

United Philanthropy Forum submitted public comments to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in response to the proposed rule which would roll back donor reporting requirements for certain nonprofits. (Guidance Under section 6033 Regarding the Reporting Requirements of Exempt Organizations)
The UBIT Coalition, of which United Philanthropy Forum is a member, created this template letter for organizations to use to reach out to their members of Congress to request immediate repeal of the tax on nonprofit parking and transit benefits – Internal Revenue Code Section 512(a)(7).
United Philanthropy Forum and 21 philanthropy-serving organizations sent this letter to Speaker Pelosi, Republican Leader McCarthy, Chairman Neal, and Ranking Member Brady, as well as all other Representatives on the Ways and Means Committee, in support of simplifying the private foundation excise tax to a revenue-neutral, flat 1.39 percent.
The UBIT Coalition, of which United Philanthropy Forum is a member, submitted this letter to Congressional leadership asking them to repeal the changes to UBIT, Section 512(a)(7) and its 21-percent tax on qualified transportation fringe benefits that tax-exempt employers provide to employees.
Presidential candidate Joe Biden released a plan to fund his educational goals by limiting the value of itemized deductions. This plan proposes a cap on the charitable deduction at 28 percent. The Charitable Giving Coalition, of which United Philanthropy Forum is a member, responded with a press release to encourage Vice President Biden to reconsider his proposal and instead support a universal charitable deduction.