Introduction to Legal and Tax Compliance for Corporate Grantmakers

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This webinar was first in a series of webinars designed to provide information and education regarding a variety of topics that often challenge corporate foundations and corporate giving programs. For our first session, we explored the complicated landscape of legal and tax compliance and discussed how you can stay compliant while maximizing your impact.


  • Jeff West, Director of Corporate Philanthropy
  • Suzanne Friday, Senior Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs

Topics included:

  • Comparison of corporate foundations and corporate giving programs –why you may want both
  • Public charities vs. private foundations
  • Corporate foundations going public
  • Overview of private foundation rules found in the Internal Revenue Code
  • State regulation (in addition to the IRS and federal law)
  • What State charity regulators are thinking about
  • Question & Answer