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Forefront Announces Development of FBRK Impact House

Release Date: 
12/12/2019

Forum member Funders Forefront is embarking upon a transformational new project that will provide a north star for the social impact sector and strengthen our commitment to maximizing its Members’ potential: FBRK Impact House, opening spring 2020. Once completed, FBRK Impact House will be Chicago’s first innovation-based philanthropy center dedicated to supporting and serving grantmakers, family foundations and impact investors.

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Policy Update: June 5, 2019

Release Date: 
06/05/2019

Forum Policy Update is a regular update for United Philanthropy Forum members covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector.

Topics in the latest update include the latest developments in the census citizenship question case before the Supreme Court, new research on charitable giving policies, and information on how to submit a public comment on a proposed change to how the government measures poverty.  

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Policy Update: May 8, 2019

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05/08/2019

Forum Policy Update is a regular update for United Philanthropy Forum members covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector.

Topics in the latest update include IRS reform legislation, Opportunizy Zones, and the 2020 Census. 

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Policy Update: January 30, 2019

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01/30/2019

Forum Policy Update is a regular update for United Philanthropy Forum members covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector.

Topics in the latest update include Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) and PolicyWorks Institute, Opportunity Zones, appointments to the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees, and the Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act (H.R. 651). 

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Policy Update: January 2, 2019

Release Date: 
01/02/2019

Forum Policy Update is a regular update for United Philanthropy Forum members covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector. Topics in the latest update include information about Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) and PolicyWorks Institute, the House rules package, updates on preparations for the 2020 census, and the government shutdown. 

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Policy Update: December 19, 2018

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12/19/2018

Forum Policy Update is a regular update for United Philanthropy Forum members covering public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector. Topics in the latest update include tax reform, the Johnson Amendment, unrelated business income tax on fringe benefits, and Opportunity Zones. 

Solidarity and Resilience for Illinois’ Social Impact Sector

Please join us on June 24 and be part of how we shape our future. This Summit will be FREE for all operating nonprofits. We will offer accessible registration and a number of sponsorship opportunities for the funding community. Forefront will also offer full refunds to all operating nonprofits who have already purchased tickets for the Annual Luncheon.

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Letter Supporting Simplification of Private Foundation Excise Tax

Publication date: 
11/2019

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. 

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Private Foundation Excise Tax Overpayment Data

Publication date: 
12/2019

This document, created by The Ross Foundation and Philanthropy West Virginia, is a data tool to assess the historic level of overpayment of the excise tax at 2%. The data goes back to the early 2010s. The document shares the high points of the dollar levels nationally and then for a few sample states. Please note this does NOT include the projected legal, accounting, and investment fees lost by foundations in trying to calculate the spend to make the 1% fee tier. 

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