Washington Snapshot

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 10:01am

In 2012, the Department of Treasury and the IRS issued proposed regulations applicable to private foundations seeking to make grants to foreign organizations using equivalency determinations. At the time, the Council submitted comments in support of the rules, and urged Treasury and the IRS to consider making additional clarifications to the rules that apply to international grantmaking. Today, Treasury and the IRS published a final version of these rules in the Federal Register. The final regulations take up many of the issues that the Council has asked Treasury to address for years in an effort to reduce barriers to global grantmaking for foundations. We commend Treasury for finalizing these rules.

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 2:39pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Regulatory News; News from the Hill; Trending in Legal Affairs; Happening in the States; and more!

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 8:00am

John Cochrane

This week, the Treasury Department released long-awaited guidance on mission-related investments (MRIs), which the Council requested this year in our 2015-16 Treasury Priority Guidance Plan comments. The Council, along with the Council of Michigan Foundations and Mission Investors Exchange, continued to engage with key Treasury officials on this issue following our comment submission, and are pleased that they acknowledged the importance of this much-needed clarity for foundations.

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 2:34pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: News from the Hill; Regulatory News; Trending in Legal Affairs; Happening in the States; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; Council Hosts Nonprofit Media Luncheon; and more!

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 2:30pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: News from the Hill; Happening in the States; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; Upcoming Policy Events; Membership with COF; and more!

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 3:04pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Nonprofit Media Event; Activate in August; News from the Hill; Regulatory News; Trending in Legal Affairs; Happening in the States; Happening Around the Globe; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!

Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 3:54pm

BREAKING NEWS: Nonprofit Leaders Respond to Clinton's College Proposal

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 4:23pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Activate in August; News from the Hill; Regulatory News; Happening in the States; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 3:33pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Council Releases August Advocacy Toolkit; News from the Hill; Regulatory News; Trending in Legal Affairs; Happening in the States; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!

Friday, July 24, 2015 - 4:05pm

In this week's Washington Snapshot: News from the Hill; Regulatory News; Trending in Legal Affairs; Happening in the States; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!