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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Foundations who wish to provide nonpartisan support to encourage voter participation and strengthen democracy now have comprehensive new resources. On Thursday, April 12, the Council on Foundations, Independent Sector, and Nonprofit VOTE will release two new toolkits at the Council on Foundation's Public Policy Summit in Philadelphia: Voter Engagement Toolkit for Community Foundations and Voter Engagement Toolkit for Private Foundations.The toolkits will also available at nonprofitvote.org/foundationtoolkit/.

Monday, March 26, 2018

On March 26, the Council on Foundations released the following statement from Javier Alberto Soto, President of the Miami Foundation and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Council on Foundations

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Council on Foundations’ Veterans Philanthropy Exchange hosted a congressional briefing to highlight work underway in veterans’ healthcare and mental health services for transitioning veterans. The briefing, which included leaders from Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Robert R. McCormick Foundationand The New York State Health Foundation, was the latest outreach from foundations and corporate funders who have invested millions to address veterans’ issues over the last four years.

RE:Philanthropy Blog

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 3:30pm

Economic mobility is inextricably linked with economic prosperity and is the common thread that helps to propel communities forward. We believe that continued education around these issues is necessary at both the staff and board levels and this convening is designed for both audiences.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 9:45am

Over the past several weeks, the Outreach Committee of the Board has had the privilege of hearing from many of you about your hopes and ideas for the Council on Foundations. I’ve personally listened to feedback from members at the Public Policy Summit in Philadelphia a few weeks ago, and at meetings in New Mexico, and I’ve talked with dozens of members and friends of the Council on the phone. Over the next few weeks, our committee members will be taking part in more in-person conversations in Los Angeles, Dayton, Minneapolis and Chicago, and I know there are other gatherings of philanthropic leaders in the works.

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 2:15pm

Global grantmaking and international issues remain a priority for the Council, from our leadership on the Board of WINGS, to programming and resources for global grantmakers and our continued commitment to working on the SDGs. To help lead this work, we welcomed a new Atlas Corps Global Fellow in late March—Caroline Needles—from Canada who will spend more than a year at the Council, helping lead our international program. I hope you’ll connect with her during her time here at the Council!

Washington Snapshot

In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Omnibus Signed into Law, Averting Another Shutdown; House Continues Push for IRS Reform; Guidance Forthcoming on New UBIT Laws; and, In the States: Interest Grows for Medicaid Work and Volunteering Eligibility Mandates, Making Sure Donations Don’t Determine Domicile
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Congress Set to Vote on Omnibus Ahead of Friday Deadline; A Recap of Foundations on the Hill 2018; President Trump Shakes-Up Administration; FEMA Announces Webinars to Discuss Strategic Plan; and, In the States: Expanding Minnesota Non-Itemizer Deductions, Donor Disclosures in the Legislatures
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Budget Conversations Continue on Capitol Hill; Council and ICNL Hold Congressional Briefing on FARA; Council Submits Comments to Treasury/IRS on DAF Situations; POTUS Nominates IRS Chief Counsel; White House Chief Economic Advisor Resigns; and, In the States: SALT Workarounds Draw Congressional Attention, Inconsistent Interpretations of Partisan Speech in Texas