Community foundations can better meet the needs of local students while attracting more donors. Explore one community foundation’s experience in redesigning its scholarship program, as well as insightful findings from a recent report by National College Access Network. The Council's legal counsel will also address legal considerations involved with program changes.
Oftentimes, grantmakers can rely on the rules applicable to private foundations or even their state’s nonprofit corporation law when seeking answers to thorny grantmaking questions. But what should a charity do when both the tax code and state statutes are silent on the matter? In such an instance, it is important that your foundation craft grantmaking policies to address these unanswered areas. From donor-initiated fundraising to granting to government to the types of gifts you accept, this section can help.
In-Depth knowledge on Grantmaking Policies
This question regarding the permissibility of a corporate matching gift contribution to a public television station, when appreciation gifts are provided.
Tips and ideas on file management.
Frequently asked questions about making grants to fiscal sponsors.
Possible accounting solutions for nonprofits interest in endowment funds placed with community foundations.
Should your supporting organization change its status to an independent public charity.
Community foundations occasionally consider conducting a raffle as a way to raise money for a particular fund. The plan may be to do a raffle as a standalone fundraiser or as part of another community foundation event. In many cases, donors approach community foundations asking to conduct the raffle on their own. Whether the raffle is run by the foundation or by interested donors, here are some key issues to think through in advance to ensure compliance with applicable rules.
Frequently asked questions about agency endowment funds.
Types of car donation programs and their impact on tax-exempt status, taxable income, and deductible contributions.
May a private corporate foundation or corporate giving program make a grant to a newly-established charity that has not yet received its IRS tax exemption letter?