A section of the Internal Revenue code that provides exemption from federal income tax to organizations required to devote their resources to educational, religious, scientific, or other charitable activities. Contributions to a 501(c)(3) are deductible from a donor’s federal income tax. A 501(c)(3) organization is strictly forbidden from engaging in any political activity on behalf of or in opposition to a candidate for public office. 501(c)(3) organizations are divided into two categories: public charities and private foundations. Public charities may engage in a limited amount of lobbying, whereas private foundations are taxed on any money spent for lobbying. Examples: public charities include Alliance for Justice and Sierra Club Foundation; private foundations include The Ford Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
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Posted by Sue_Hoechstetter on August 26, 2015
The Foundation Center reports on a recently held an event on the relationship between advocacy and philanthropy, why and how foundations support advocacy, and more. The panelists from George Gund Foundation and the Center for Community Solutions, highlighted how Bolder Advocacy’s legal and capacity assessment tools can help.