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Thursday, February 4, 2016

HUD and the Council are seeking nominations from charitable foundations working with the public sector to improve the neighborhoods and the quality of life for low- and moderate-income residents. The winners of this prestigious HUD Secretary's Award will be presented at the Council's 2016 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. in April.

Monday, January 25, 2016

The Council on Foundations has named Hadar Susskind its Vice President of Public Policy, a new position intended to advance the Council’s public policy work on behalf of its members. Hadar joins the Council’s nationally recognized Public Policy and Legal Affairs team led by Sue Santa.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

At a news conference on January 8, San Antonio Mayor Ivy R. Taylor and USAA Chief Executive Officer Stuart Parker announced USAA’s $2.1 million pledge to help end veteran homelessness in San Antonio.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Charitable organizations from around the country applaud Congress for the bipartisan, bicameral passage of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Today we celebrate a major victory for community foundations and your donors.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Just before noon on December 18, the Senate voted to pass the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act making the IRA Charitable Rollover permanent law.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Year in Review highlights the scope of the Council on Foundation's work in 2015.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

ARLINGTON, Va— The Council on Foundations issued the following statement upon the passage of a bill in the House of Representatives making the IRA Charitable Rollover and two other charitable giving incentives permanent law.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

A proposed rule by the IRS would allow charities to file an additional information return by February 28th each year that includes taxpayer identification information for donors who contribute $250 or more, and provide a copy of the return to these donors in lieu of a contemporaneous written acknowledgment. The Council believes this rule is problematic, and submitted comments to the Treasury Department voicing our concerns. Notably, these comments reflected concern for 1) the administrative burden this process would place on charitable organizations to collect this information from donors, 2) the privacy of donors’ sensitive information, 3) the deterrent effect this could have on charities’ relationships with their donors, and 4) the “slippery slope” it poses to evolve from an optional method to a mandatory requirement.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Today, the Council on Foundations releases the following statement from its Vice President of Communications Jesse Salazar.