How can you do the most good, with limited resources, when facing enormous problems? That question lies at or near the heart of every decision at a foundation. This is true of the grant dollars which support community institutions and provide for social services, and it is true of the endowed dollars which are invested to in order to fund future grantmaking – providing for generations to come and needs unforeseen.
Operating foundations are private foundations that use the bulk of their income to provide charitable services or to run charitable programs of their own. They make few, if any, grants to outside organizations. To qualify as an operating foundation, specific rules, in addition to the applicable rules for private foundations, must be followed.
Below is everything on our site for private operating foundations. You can use the filtering options on the right to narrow these results.
This post originally appeared as an op-ed in The Guardian on July 16, 2016.
There is no doubt that the U.S. is suffering from what feels like the unravelling of social order.
In this issue of Washington Snapshot, you'll find:
- Delayed Release for Hatch Corporate Integration Plan
- IRS Publishes Regulations for 501(c)(4)s
- Israel Passes Controversial New 'NGO Transparency Law'
- The Legal Team is Available to Answer Members' Questions!
- North Carolina Moves Toward Performance Assessments for State Programs
Read all this and more, online now.
The Council on Foundations-Commonfund Study of Responsible Investing was released jointly today by the two representative organizations. The study, believed to be the largest of its kind, provides foundations with invaluable insights into how the sector and individual portfolios are being shaped by responsible investing practices, potential hurdles to their adoption, and what the entry points are for those interested in fully engaging these practices in their endowment strategies.
The Council on Foundations-Commonfund Study of Responsible Investing, believed to be the largest of its kind, provides foundations with invaluable insights into how the sector and individual portfolios are being shaped by responsible investing practices, potential hurdles to their adoption, and what the entry points are for those interested in fully engaging these practices in their endowment strategies.
Last week’s shootings in Baton Rouge, St. Paul, and Dallas have made more urgent our need for a national civil discussion about longstanding systemic challenges that deeply divide our communities. The Council on Foundations steadfastly denounces the killing of innocent people, no matter their skin color, political position, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. We mourn the lives lost and send our thoughts to their friends and loved ones and to our philanthropic colleagues who serve and lead in the affected communities.
In this Week's Washington Snapshot:
- Field Signals Support for Preserving DAFs
- Bill to Restrict Foreign Contributions Introduced in House
- New Survey Results on Impact of DOL Rules on Nonprofits
- Trending in Legal Affairs: 'Til DAF Do Us Part, 2.0
- Happening in the States: New Fiscal Year, Same Old State Fiscal Challenges
Read all this and more, online now.
This webinar provided members with a detailed understanding of the Overtime Rule directly from the Department of Labor. In addition, the Council’s attorneys explained how the Rule applies to foundations and answered some prevalent questions that have surfaced.
The Advocacy Toolkit is designed to be a central resource for Council members and others engaged in the philanthropic space to learn about why it is important—now more than ever—for philanthropy to have a voice in policy, how to effectively use advocacy and lobbying to advance your mission, what the most critical or priority “asks” are for the sector at any given time, and