Public Policy Events

Past Events

From COVID-19 and the CARES Act to the November election – how will philanthropy be impacted? The Council on Foundation’s 2020 Public Policy Summit will engage foundation leaders from around the country to learn from peers, policy experts and government leaders about the most pressing policy issues of the day.
The health and economic impact of COVID-19 has continued to ripple through communities across the country and the world. Congress is discussing additional legislation to address some of the challenges faced by workers, businesses, nonprofits, and communities. Hear from experts about how provisions being discussed may impact the charitable sector. For any questions please reach out to govt@cof.org. A reminder this conversation is off the record.
The health and economic impact of COVID-19 has continued to ripple through communities across the country and the world. Congress is discussing additional legislation to address some of the challenges faced by workers, businesses, nonprofits, and communities. Hear from experts about how provisions being discussed may impact the charitable sector. For any questions please reach out to govt@cof.org. A reminder this conversation is off the record.
The philanthropic sector's ability to influence public policy has been a pathway to significant social change in the United States. Using the current global crisis as a backdrop, this session will focus on a discussion of policy engagement through a health policy lens.
What is in the $2 trillion COVID-19 economic stimulus bill that passed Congress on Friday, March 27? How will the bill impact the philanthropic sector? Join this policy briefing to hear top experts explain what you need to know in order to support your operations and the work of your grantees.
The FOTH Congressional Reception is being hosted by the Council on Foundations for friends of the philanthropic sector in Congress, FOTH attendees, and philanthropic colleagues in Washington. Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) and Rep. George Holding (R-NC) will be recognized for their legislative leadership on philanthropic issues that enhance foundations’ ability to serve the greater good and to promote incentives for charitable giving.
The alphabet soup of global regulatory acronyms – FARA, FATF, and De-Risking to name a few – can lead to confusion for grantmakers. Join us for an update and discussion for how these regulations affect global grantmakers today.
Leading Together 2019 is a gathering of leaders in philanthropy and other influencers in business, government, and academia eager to connect, learn, and share with one another. We take learning and relationships seriously. Talks go deep and connect dots. Connections are welcomed and real.
What are post-graduation scholarships and how can foundations and their communities benefit from them?
The Excellence in Public-Philanthropic Partnerships Exchange (Exchange) hosted a webinar featuring the California College Pathways (CCP) Project, which recently received the 2018 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships.
This webinar explores what the legislative outlook for the 116th Congress looks like in light of the outcomes of the 2018 midterm elections.
Excellence in Public-Philanthropic Partnerships Exchange's first interactive learning opportunity: a panel via phone call with a former Secretary's Awards Winner.
Explore how state proposals to get around the federal SALT deduction repeal could impact the philanthropic sector and charitable giving.
The Council on Foundations hosted our inaugural Public Policy Summit, April 11 – 13, 2018, in Philadelphia—the birthplace of the United States of America. We welcomed current and former elected officials, foundation leaders, and experts in this space, to lead discussions about the role philanthropy plays in affecting the civic and political processes that impact our society.
A reception to celebrate the role of philanthropy as a unique stakeholder in collective efforts to address some of today's toughest challenges.