An overview of how foundations and their grantees can participate in advocacy developed by members of the Forum District to D.C. Advocacy Network.
Foundations on the Hill
During #FOTH2022, philanthropy has the opportunity to educate legislators. To ensure that we as a sector deliver a clear, unified message, the Forum and our #FOTH2022 partners, Council on Foundations and Independent Sector, recommend the following talking points.
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.
Made for FOTH Team Leads, this guide includes tips for scheduling Hill meetings in preparation for Foundations on the Hill.
See how other PSOs have promoted Foundations on the Hill with their members in the past, and download the Forum's #FOTH2022 Promotional Sample.
To those unfamiliar with Capitol Hill, the titles given to staff of Members of Congress can be confusing. In order to enable you to be most effective in communicating with Congress, we have listed the most commonly used titles and principal functions of key staff in your Representative or Senator’s office.
Interested in learning more about Foundations on the Hill? Use this list to find your state and the contact information for who to get in touch with for further information
Brand identity overview and guidelines along with logo files for United Philanthropy Forum and Foundations on the Hill 2022.
Download a virtual background for Foundations on the Hill.
Sample letter to request a meeting with your Members of Congress and staff.