Mastering Foundation Law: The Council on Foundations Compendium of Legal Resources is a comprehensive guide to foundation law for the non-lawyer. It is easy to use, self-directed, and regularly updated. Once completed, the Compendium will be comprised of around 40 chapters covering all aspects of foundation law, from creating a charitable foundation and grantmaking basics to self-dealing and planned giving.
When a private foundation makes a grant to an organization that is not classified by the IRS as tax-exempt, it is required by law to ensure that the funds are spent for charitable purposes and not for private or political activities. Find FAQs, rules and sample policies to ensure your grants to "non-charities" are for charitable purposes.