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Public Policy/Advocacy

UBIT Coalition Sign-on Letter

Publication date: 
03/2019
The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act requires organizations to pay a 21 percent federal tax on the cost of employee transportation benefits, including transit and parking, and to calculate unrelated income streams in a way that increases tax burden. At the recommendation of Philanthropy Southwest’s engaged public policy committee, the Philanthropy Southwest Board of Directors recently voted to join associations from across the nation in signing a joint letter asking Congress to repeal the undue and burdensome UBIT on tax-exempt organizations.

5th Annual Texas Education Grantmakers Policy Symposium and Day at the Capitol

26 - 27
Feb 2019
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, February 27, 2019 (All day)
Location: 
Austin, TX

This two-day event is the state's largest convening of Texas grantmakers interested in Texas public education policy and provides grantmakers with a unique opportunity to learn from national and state public education policy experts, network with

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2020 Census: Citizenship Question Resources for Foundations

Publication date: 
06/2018
On March 29, 2018, the Census Bureau sent the planned 2020 census survey, which included a citizenship question, as requested by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. Many are concerned that the addition of this untested question will undermine efforts to achieve a fair and accurate census count in 2020, which helps grantmakers identify community needs and prioritize grantmaking. On June 8, the Commerce Department (which oversees the Census Bureau) invited the public to comment on the paperwork associated with the 2020 census. The public has 60 days – until August 7 – to submit comments. The notice and form to submit comments can be found here . For those interested, The Funders Census Initiative, under the leadership of the Bauman Foundation, is circulating a sign-on letter for foundations. To add your foundation's name to this letter, click here . Signatures will be collected until July 16.

9th Annual Rocky Mountain Tax Seminar for Private Foundations

19 - 21
Sep 2018
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 8:00am to Friday, September 21, 2018 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Penrose House Conference Center

Sponsored by El Pomar Foundation, this seminar is designed to update and inform managers and trustees of private foundations about the ever-changing tax laws that affect private foundations and to encourage dialogue with the panel of speakers abou

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2018 Foundations on the Hill

12 - 14
Mar 2018
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 8:00am to Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Liaison Hotel

Foundations on the Hill is a multi-day event that brings leaders to Washington, D.C.

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Rocky Mountain Tax Seminar for Private Foundations

20 - 22
Sep 2017
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 (All day) to Friday, September 22, 2017 (All day)
Location: 
Penrose House Conference Center

This seminar is designed to update and inform managers and trustees of private foundations about the ever-changing tax laws that affect private foundations and to encourage dialogue with the panel of speakers about practical problems foundation ma

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Webinar: Supporting and Advancing Advocacy: Rules Public and Private Foundations Need to Know

13
Jun 2017
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Webinar

Plan to join us for this upcoming webinar:

Supporting and Advancing Advocacy: Rules Public and Private Foundations Need to Know

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