In early December 2016, the Chinese government released the official and final version of their new Guidelines on Organizational Registration and Temporary Activities Reporting. These guidelines provide needed information for compliance with the 2016 Law of the People’s Republic of China on Administration of Activities of Overseas Nongovernmental Organizations in the Mainland of China (Overseas NGO Law).
Private foundations make grants based on charitable endowments. The endowment funds come from one or a small handful of sources -- an individual, a family or a corporation. Because of their endowments, they are focused primarily on grantmaking and generally do not raise funds or seek public financial support the way public charities (like community foundations) must.
Private independent foundations are distinct from private family or corporate foundations in that an independent foundation is not governed by the benefactor, the benefactor’s family or a corporation. Of the largest private foundations in the United States, most are independent foundations, although they may have begun as family foundations or were converted from corporate foundations. There is no official IRS or legal definition of independent foundations, so it is difficult to arrive at statistics that are fully representative of the field.
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In this week's Washington Snapshot:
- Update on Tax Reform Progression in the Senate
- Charitable Giving Coalition Sends Letter to President-elect Trump
- Final Chinese Overseas NGO Law Guidelines Released
- States Acting to Address Budget Challenges
- Princeton Settlement Spawns Copycat Property Tax Exemption Challenge
The American public is divided in its attitudes toward important national issues, and historic allegiances have shifted.
"In this country, public sentiment is everything. With it, nothing can fail; against it, nothing can succeed." ~ Abraham Lincoln
Banksy's Elephant in a Room. Ignore it at your peril.
Minding the Gaps: Jobs, Income & Wealth
The East Bay Community Foundation has kept the Council abreast of the latest in regards to the recent tragedy in Oakland. Included in their response is a strategic move to address the safety and affordability of spaces for the artist community in Oakland.
In 2017, HR is expected to adapt to keep up with the changing business environment and evolving employee expectations.