This study of family foundations in 2008 summarizes key findings regarding how many active family foundations are planning to spend down or exist in perpetuity (or have not yet made a decision), and examines their motivations and decision-making.
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Resources developed by the Charitable Giving Coalition, the Forum, Council on Foundations, and regional philanthropy networks around protecting the Charitable Deduction. These include FAQs, infographics, talking points, position statements, op-eds, and other sample articles.
A broad study commissioned in 2007 by United Philanthropy Forum of the characteristics, benefits, and impact of giving circles across the country.
Against a backdrop of the “shrinking space” for civil society, philanthropy associations and networks play an increasingly important role in helping their members address societal issues that are complex and publicly and politically sensitive. This session will explore current challenges and lessons by reflecting on experience, based on case studies in Europe and the United States related to philanthropy's role in tackling issues arising from terrorism and migration/immigration.
Sample resources for member affinity, issue and peer group programming and committees.
The Quality of Life Through End-of-Life Care Issue Brief is full of suggestions to support end of life and palliative care efforts.
Promoting Health, Strengthening Communities Issue Brief is based on GIA's Regional Issues Forum in Atlanta and provides ideals for funding health-related projects.
The Funding Across the Lifespan Issue Brief explores opportunities for funders to become involved with aging, no matter what their current funding priorities.
The Silver to Gold Issue Brief focuses on aging demographics in the United States.
Linking Generations for a Stronger Community focuses on intergenerational programming.
The Pension Protection Act of 2006 made the IRA Charitable Rollover permanent law, allowing taxpayers age 70 ½ or older to transfer up to $100,000 annually from their IRA accounts directly to charity without first having to recognize the distribution as income. See the Forum's position and resources on this issue.
With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Media Impact Funders has been researching trends, challenges and opportunities for global media funding.
We will examine the laws and regulations governing grantmaking by private foundations and discuss strategies for complying with applicable private foundation excise tax rules. We’ll explore common self-dealing issues and various approaches for structuring grants that will count toward your foundation’s annual minimum payout requirement, including exercising expenditure responsibility and using equivalency determinations to make grants to foreign organizations.
The latest edition of our month-by-month advocacy guide is now available! The December 2017 edition of the Forum Policy Playbook focuses on the upcoming 2018 PolicyWorks Institute and Foundations on the Hill schedule for March 11-14 in Washington, DC.
This webinar will focus in greater depth on several case studies, to see how framing principles apply, and in particular, how effective framing can appeal to audiences across the political spectrum. Case studies will focus on the role of government and food and agriculture.
The latest edition of our month-by-month advocacy guide is now available! The November 2017 edition of the Forum Policy Playbook focuses on taking policy positions and creating a legislative agenda.
Forum member Funders for LGBTQ Issues has awarded its second round of grants from the Out in the South Fund, providing more than $500,000 to build LGBTQ funds and funding collaboratives across the region in 2017.
We have issued the a statement in response to a bill introduced on October 5 by Congressman Mark Walker (R-NC-6) to make the charitable deduction available to all taxpayers.
The October edition of our month-by-month advocacy guide focuses on how to engage in elections. With off-year elections coming up in November, it is an appropriate time to focus on this issue, and perhaps stimulate some thinking on how your organization might get engaged in the elections in 2018 and beyond.shington to face debates over tax reform, and everyone re-focused on work after the summer holidays, this is an opportune moment to get our issues on policymakers’ radar.
The September edition of our month-by-month advocacy guide focuses on letters to the editor and op-eds. With Congress returning to Washington to face debates over tax reform, and everyone re-focused on work after the summer holidays, this is an opportune moment to get our issues on policymakers’ radar.