Council News

Thursday, October 27, 2016

This letter provides input regarding forthcoming regulations on DAFs, specifically (1) the termination of private foundations into DAFs, and (2) whether recipients of grants from DAFs may treat such grants as public support to qualify for public charity status. These are important issues to our members, and we urge the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service to proceed thoughtfully when drafting regulations.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The Charitable Giving Coalition (CGC) urged Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the major party nominees for President of the United States, to support the full preservation of the charitable deduction in a letter the coalition sent to the candidates this week.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Registration is now open for the Council on Foundations’ 2017 Annual Conference — Leading Together — in Dallas, Texas, April 23-26, 2017. The Council’s annual conference is the premier event for the philanthropic sector, and Leading Together promises to be an immersive, thought-provoking experience dedicated to exploring the essential role that philanthropy plays in society to create transformational change.

RE:Philanthropy Blog

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 2:21pm

In this week’s edition of Trending in Legal Affairs, the legal team explains expenditure responsibility.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 1:38pm

Looking forward, I know many, if not all of you, are busily working on your 2017 budgets. In addition to Council membership, I hope you will remember to build several of these Council resources and opportunities into your budget.

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 3:00pm

Senior Counsel, Compliance & Policy, Lara Kalwinski shares her insights from a recent meeting in London about barriers to international grantmaking and what's needed going forward to break some of them down.

Washington Snapshot

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Update on Republican Blueprint for Tax Reform; Council Submits Letter to Treasury on Forthcoming DAF Regulations; HUD Proposes New Elevation Requirements in Flood Prone Communities; New Updates on China's Overseas NGO Law and Conference Call This Week; Halloween Edition: Exorcising Expenditure Responsibility; New Report Examines Charitable Deduction for Non-itemizers; and more!
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Dynamic Scoring Released for Clinton, Trump Tax Plans; Treasury Department Eases Restrictions on Grantmaking to Cuba; HUD Lifts Up Philanthropic, International Partnerships; Princeton Settles Property Tax Challenge, Legislation Continues; Proposed Changes from the Clinton Foundation; Nonprofits Need Representation; and more!
In this week's Washington Snapshot: President Obama Highlights First Department of Education Pay-for-Success Projects; State Ballot Measures 2016; Casey Family Program Provides Update on Federal Child Welfare Policy; and more!