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.
United Philanthropy Forum sends letter to House Ways & Means and Education & Labor, supporting Secure 2.0 legislation, that includes a Legacy IRA provision.
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).
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.
Bill text of Phase 3.5 of COVID-19 legislation, the PPP and Health Care Enhancement Act, passed by the Senate on April 21, 2020.
A section-by-section summary of small business provisions in the PPP and Health Care Enhancement Act, passed by the Senate on April 21, 2020.
Letter from a group of members of the Charitable Giving Coalition, including the Forum, asking Congress to include DAFs in relief legislation.