Foundations can be a powerful voice. Find resources and information about how Foundations can participate in shaping public policy as well as guidance regarding the legal rules and limitations that apply to public and private foundations engaged in lobbying and other advocacy activities.
IRS response to Council inquiry regarding private foundations engaging in advocacy and lobbying.
IRS document outlining lobbying issues of tax-exempt organizations.
An overview of the laws that govern what private foundations can and can't do regarding involvement in the public policy process.
This toolkit is designed for private foundations that want to educate and encourage their grantees about getting involved in civic and policy activities to increase organizational capacity and impact.