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.
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The Forum Public Policy Alert is a time-sensitive notification for United Philanthropy Forum members covering breaking public policy issues impacting the philanthropic sector. The topic of this alert is to share a letter to Congress, encouraging nonprofit inclusion in COVID-19 Stimulus Legislation.
How can funders work together to have an impact on public policy? PolicyWorks for Philanthropy has been asking this question as part of an effort to help affinity groups use policy engagement as a strategy to achieve shared program goals.
Resources from a concurrent session during the 2019 Forum Annual Conference in Cleveland, OH that featured representatives of ABFE, Funders Together to End Homelessness, and Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity who engaged in dialogue about the principles of equity and inclusion to guide policy work and shifting philanthropic culture to recognize the value of public policy and advocacy in achieving racial equity goals.
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After more than 15 years promoting grantmaker practices that support nonprofit results, GEO is convinced that a strong culture inside foundations is critical for effective philanthropy. It’s virtually impossible to operate as an ally and partner to nonprofits if you are working inside a foundation whose values and culture run counter to that spirit.