During #FOTH2022, philanthropy has the opportunity to educate legislators. To ensure that we as a sector deliver a clear, unified message, the Forum and our #FOTH2022 partners, Council on Foundations and Independent Sector, recommend the following talking points.
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.
Coalition letter from 56 groups 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.
Forum members share insights regarding international travel guidelines for staff. Responses are compiled below by known organizations.
A letter from the Forum and national partners regarding the Accelerating Charitable Efforts (or ACE Act).
Updated nonprofit coalition statement on advancing racial equity and justice.
On June 22, 2020, the Forum submitted comments encouraging the Federal Reserve System to include a loan forgiveness provision and not to exclude nonprofits with less than 50 employees in the Main Street Lending Program to provide access to credit for nonprofit organizations (which are often led by and serve communities of color, communities hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic).
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.