The Forum's Public Policy Portfolio includes a decision filter for members to use when considering whether and what action to take regarding a public policy issue.
The convening of the 118th Congress provides the Forum with an opportunity to build on a renewed focus of 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.
During #FOTH2023, philanthropy has the opportunity to educate legislators. To ensure that we as a sector deliver a clear, unified message, the Forum and our #FOTH2023 partners, Council on Foundations and Independent Sector, will released recommended talking points January 2023.
A high-level summary of the recently pass Legacy IRA Provisions in Secure 2.0, some key messages/talking points, and general FAQs.
Fact sheet and FAQs regarding Secure 2.0 Legislation, from Cresendo Interactive.
A key policy issue for the Forum is the Legacy IRA Act.
The Advocacy Guide provides an overview of how foundations and their grantees can participate in public policy and advocacy work, and was developed by members of the Forum District to D.C. Advocacy Network.
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.
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.
Philanthropic and Charitable Sector letter to Congress in support of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.