An overview of how foundations and their grantees can participate in advocacy developed by members of the Forum District to D.C. Advocacy Network.
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.
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).
Updated nonprofit coalition statement on advancing racial equity and justice.
This year, the sector came together in an unprecedented way to participate in FOTH. The Forum has put together a video to recap this unique experience. Feel free to download and enjoy.
The convening of the 117th Congress and the inauguration of a new presidential administration provides the Forum with an opportunity to apply a renewed focus to its public policy work over the next two years. To that end, the Forum has developed six public policy principles that will guide our work during that time.
Letter led by Sen. Rounds (R-South Dakota) and joined by Sen. Cramer (R-North Dakota), urging the Trump Administration to continue the 2020 Census through Oct. 31.
Talking Points for Census