16 Grantmaking Characteristics to Effectively Support Public Policy Ad
Created in partnership with Dr. Sara Watson, this resource outlines the sixteen characteristics of grantmaking that best supports effective policy education and
Natalie Roetzel OssenfortTim Mooney | March 9, 2022
Maximizing Your Advocacy
This guide helps nonprofit leaders maximize their advocacy by granting unused lobbying capacity from a (c)(3) to a (c)(4).
How to Fund a 501(c)(4)
What Nonprofits and Foundations Need to Know to get funding and make more change possible.
¿Cómo pueden las fundaciones apoyar cambios en la política pública?
Mapping the Future: The Redistricting Process and Private Foundations
Provides tips for private foundations to safely and legally participate in the redistricting process and fund grantees that engage in this work.
What Private Foundations Can Do in a Contested Election
Private Foundations Engaging in Direct Advocacy Amid Disaster
Supporting the Social Welfare: Giving to 501(c)(4) Organizations
Foundation Advocacy Grants: What Grantees Need to Know
The rules that govern advocacy funding and the different kinds of advocacy that you can choose to engage in as a nonprofit.
Mays and May Nots for Funders
By pooling resources, engaging in joint policy discussions, and strategizing, funder groups can stretch dollars and maximize efforts to create a more just socie
Nonprofit Advocacy in the Wake of a Natural Disaster
Natalie Roetzel Ossenfort | October 15, 2018
In response to the emergency, citizens and government officials are rising to the challenge and coming together to answer the hundreds of rescue calls still com
Philanthropy Advocacy Playbook
The Trump Lawsuit: A Teachable Moment for Nonprofits
Toren Lewis | June 29, 2018
The Trump Foundation case highlights just how important it is for all nonprofits to fully understand what 501(c)(3)s can and cannot do in an election year.
Lista de actividades electorales para entidades religiosas
Las Fundaciones Privadas y Públicas Pueden Otorgar Fondos a Caridades
Investing in Change: A Funder’s Guide to Supporting Advocacy
Foundations May Fund International Projects and Grantees
Foundations and International Advocacy: What Foundations Need to Know
Foundation Support for Public Charities that Influence Judicial and Ex
Family Foundations May Advocate
Familiy foundations may engage in advocacy and support grantees that lobby.
Debating the Future: Foundations Can Educate the Community Through Can
Community Foundations and Advocacy
Private and Public Foundations May Fund Charities that Lobby
Private Foundations and Social Media
Social media presents great advocacy opportunities for private foundations. This fact sheet offers tips on how private foundations can use social media platform
Private Foundations May Advocate
Public Foundations and Advocacy
Sample Grant Agreement
Texas Campaign Finance and Ballot Measure Guide
Words to Give By: Leading Voices in Advocacy Funding
Power Amidst Chaos: Foundation Support for Advocacy Related to Disaste
Power Amidst Renewal: Foundation Support for Sustaining Advocacy After
Parks Case Pauses with Unresolved Questions
Bolder Advocacy | January 2, 2018
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an unpublished memorandum disposition in the case of Parks v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue. In doing so, the court
Update on Tax Reform: December 20, 2017
Bolder Advocacy | December 20, 2017
The tax bill, which has now passed in both the Senate and House of Representatives and will make its way to the President’s desk for signature, will have major
Lessons Learned: The Latino Community Foundation
Bolder Advocacy | October 27, 2017
LCF is strengthening the Latino voice and participation in public policy.
Foundations speak out on DACA
Abby Levine | September 20, 2017
Criticizing a decision by an executive branch official does not constitute lobbying under federal tax law. And, publicly expressing a view about what you want t
“Ban the Box,” A Case Study for Public and Private Foundation Advocacy
Bolder Advocacy | June 6, 2016
Ban the Box is a movement to stop employers from asking job applicants to “check the box” if they have been arrested or convicted of a crime. This hiring pract
4 Ideas to Help Your Foundation Discuss Advocacy
Bolder Advocacy | March 24, 2016
Foundations that fund and engage in advocacy know advocacy is often more of an art than a science. Given that, if you ask 10 foundation presidents for a definit
10 Years After Katrina: 10 Questions for Funder Best Practices
Bolder Advocacy | August 25, 2015
Ballot Measure Advocacy: What Funders Can Do
Abby Levine | June 17, 2014
With ballot measure initiatives becoming a more popular tool for achieving policy goals, here’s how foundations can participate.
How Does Your Community Foundation’s Public Policy Work Stack Up
Sue Hoechstetter | May 7, 2014
Across the country, community foundations are recognizing the power of public policy work to advance their missions.
What is Advocacy?
Advocacy is defined as any action that speaks in favor of, recommends, argues for a cause, supports or defends, or pleads on behalf of others. This fact sheet o
How Funders Can Support Ballot Measure Work
| July 31, 2013
With the initiative process a more popular tool for achieving policy goals, here's how foundations can participate.
The Funder Behind New York City’s Paid Sick Leave Victory
Bolder Advocacy | June 27, 2013
The Rockefeller Family Fund has supported hard-hitting advocacy and can now claim two wins this year for paid sick days.
Philanthropy’s Most Effective Tool—Why Not Use It?
Sue Hoechstetter | May 22, 2013
Longtime leader Paul Brest argues foundations should support advocacy to counter corporate power.
Tips for Funders: Preparing for the Possibility of a Politically Motiv
The Downside of Private Foundations Using Restrictive Grant Agreements
Private Foundation Taxes