Tuesday, March 17

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Philanthropy Week in Washington Welcome Reception

Location: 101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC

Come join your colleagues for a networking reception as we kick-off Philanthropy Week!

RSVP Required

Wednesday March 18

8 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Alliance for Charitable Reform Summit for Leaders

Location: Washington Court Hotel

Hosted by the Alliance for Charitable Reform, the Summit will include sessions to learn about what we can do to protect private giving and educate lawmakers about the critical role of charitable organizations in a free society. 

Agenda

RSVP Required

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Foundations on the Hill Welcome & Delegation Prep

Foundations on the Hill participants will get last minute updates and prepare for their meetings on the Hill.

Open only to Foundations on the Hill participants. To register for FOTH visit, foundationsonthehill.org.

12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

FOTH Meetings

This is your delegation’s opportunity to meet with members of Congress. Your regional association will provide logistics for your meetings.

Open only to Foundations on the Hill participants. To register for FOTH visit, foundationsonthehill.org.

4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Senate Philanthropy Caucus Reception

Location: Hart Senate Office Building.

Members of the U.S. Senate and their staff will join us to learn about the work foundations are doing in communities across the country.

Space is limited, and preference will be given to FOTH attendees.

Email for more info.

Thursday, March 19

8:00 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Breakfast Roundtables with Philanthropy Liaisons

Hosted by the Council on Foundations, federal philanthropic liaisons will join attendees for breakfast. Departments and agencies include:

  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • National Science Foundation
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • Corporation for National and Community Service 
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture 
  • Peace Corps 

 

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

FOTH Meetings

This is your delegation’s opportunity to meet with members of Congress. Your regional association will provide logistics for your meetings.

Open only to Foundations on the Hill participants. To register for FOTH visit, foundationsonthehill.org.

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

House Philanthropy Caucus Luncheon

Members of the U.S. House and their staff will join us to learn about place-based philanthropy.

Space is limited, and preference will be given to FOTH attendees.

Email for more info.

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

FOTH Meetings

Meetings continue on the Hill.

Open only to Foundations on the Hill participants. To register for FOTH visit, foundationsonthehill.org.

2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Blending Capital for Impact: How Foundations Can Advance Economic Development Finance

As part of Philanthropy Week in Washington, the Council of Development Finance Agencies and Mission Investors Exchange have jointly partnered to host a special one-day symposium that explores the potential for alignment between foundations and traditional economic development finance agencies. This event will consider how small investments from foundations can be made in existing and proven development finance programs and how that support could be leveraged to advance social, community, and economic priorities. Along with the Initiative for Responsible Investmentand the Council on Foundations, CDFA and Mission Investors Exchange invite all interested stakeholders to participate in this open conversation to learn more about ways that new partnerships could be developed to create guarantees, credit enhancements, or capital access programs with foundation-related impact investments through state and local development finance agencies.

Learn more.

Friday, March 20

8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Nonprofit Media: Towards a More informed Public

Location: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP - 1111 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC 20004

*Breakfast will be served.

As part of Philanthropy Week in Washington, the Council on Foundations is pleased to invite you to a breakfast roundtable to explore challenges that nonprofit media organizations face in becoming tax-exempt.

Nonprofit media organizations are diverse nonprofits that serve a valuable role in educating citizens through in-depth public interest reporting, including investigative journalism, news reports, explanatory journalism, solutions journalism, and specialty journalism, in order to elevate important social topics, particularly at the local level. However, a 2013 report from a committee of experts convened by the Council on Foundations, The IRS and Nonprofit Media: Toward Creating a More Informed Public, found that these organizations often struggle with the process of obtaining tax-exempt status from the IRS. The current IRS criteria for recognizing these organizations as tax exempt does not account for an evolving digital media landscape or newly accepted nonprofit operational practices.

A legal expert will bring us up to speed on the state of nonprofit media organizations today, and will examine persistent challenges these organizations face in achieving and maintaining tax exemption. We’ll also be joined by leaders from two nonprofit media organizations who will share first-hand experience from the field and explain their organization’s mission and operations, along with their experiences navigating tax exemption.

RSVP Required

 

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