Grants to and from Private Foundations

While many private foundations are registered 501(c)(3) charities, depending on what type it is (e.g., private non-operating, operating, exempt operating foundation), a grant to that private foundation may be prohibited under the tax code. Or is a private foundation seeking to make a grant to your charity for purposes of satisfying its annual distribution? For these and other matters pertaining to grants to and from private foundations, continue on here.

In-Depth knowledge on Grants to and from Private Foundations

Foundations reviewing an existing or proposed discretionary grant program should keep these basic legal principles and operational guidelines in mind.

Americans may disagree about various aspects of war, but there is broad support for helping the men and women who are fighting in wars and the families they have left behind. Dedicated assistance groups are working to provide aid to military personnel and their relatives. This article surveys the different purposes for which charitable grants can be made and discusses the role that grantmakers can play in those efforts.

This toolkit is designed for private foundations that want to educate and encourage their grantees about getting involved in civic and policy activities to increase organizational capacity and impact. While its primary focus is on the grantmaking activity of foundations, the toolkit also addresses rules and guidance for policy involvement by foundation officials acting on behalf of their foundations.