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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Documentation about Drupal features that have been shared via Slack #drupal channel to KM Partners.
Key points from Census Counts on a full-year direct appropriation for the 2020 Census in the next enacted legislative vehicle.
Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and Representative Brenda Lawrence (D-MI) sent a letter to Steven Dillingham, the Director of the Census Bureau, requesting that the agency moves swiftly to ramp up census preparations.
This list provides the contact information for recipients of the Census Equity Fund Grants up to September 2019.
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.
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.
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.
To help PSOs overcome financial barriers to engaging in racial equity work, the Forum is offering mini-grant opportunities for our members, thanks to support from Borealis Philanthropy’s Racial Equity in Philanthropy Fund. This mini-grant program will provide Forum members with small grants, up to $5,500, to cover all or part of the costs of a trainer, facilitator, or speaker (or related program expenses) to engage with staff, board, and/or members on an aspect of advancing racial equity.
Sample materials made using Candid's Foundation Maps: Professional for leave-behind materials when meeting with members of Congress.
Thomas Allen Harris, Executive Producer of Family Picture USA and Vince Stehle, Executive Director of Media Impact Funders discuss the stories behind family photos for the Clips, Conversation & Cocktail plenary session at United Philanthropy Forum's 2019 Annual Conference in Cleveland on July 16.
Collection of sabbatical policies from philanthropy-serving organizations.
Collection of technology audits RPF from philanthropy-serving organizations.
The Forum has compiled a list of resources for relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian to support those who have been impacted. Please be sure to share the resources with your members to support the communities during these trying times.
Philanthropy California, the alliance of Northern California, Southern California, and San Diego Grantmakers submitted comments opposing the proposed rule that would remove over 3 million people from SNAP, or food stamps as it is commonly known as.
A guide for determining whether a community meets scholarship recipient criteria within proposed post-graduation scholarship legislation.
United Philanthropy Forum’s 2019 Compensation & Benefits for Philanthropy-Serving Organizations report provides comprehensive benchmarking data and analyses on regional and national PSOs’ employment practices, based on the responses of 58 PSOs.
Tyehimba Jess, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, opened United Philanthropy Forum's 2019 Annual Conference in Cleveland on July 15 with excerpts from his award-winning work Olio.
David Callahan, founder and editor of Inside Philanthropy, presented as a part of a breakfast plenary session at United Philanthropy Forum's 2019 Annual Conference in Cleveland on July 16, where he shared his thoughts on critical trends in philanthropy.
Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt, author of Biased, presented as a part of a breakfast plenary session at United Philanthropy Forum's 2019 Annual Conference in Cleveland on July 16. Dr. Eberhardt opened with a story about her son making a biased statement and she emphasized the different ways in which implicit bias can have an impact on our decision-making without us even knowing it.