October 2022 - Exponent Philanthropy

October 2022 Resources

How do board policies work?

Board policies work in tandem with a foundation’s bylaws or trust document to create the foundation’s structure. Bylaws or the trust document are legally binding and based in state law; policies are also considered binding, but they are less likely to be backed by force of law and are easier to amend (e.g., usually by... Read More

Foundation administrative expenses; what’s important to know?

From a tax law perspective, a private foundation may pay “reasonable and necessary” administrative expenses. These also count toward its annual distribution requirement, without subjecting the foundation or its managers to a penalty tax. Administrative expenses must be (a) related to the accomplishment of the foundation’s charitable purposes, (b) related to its investments, or (c)... Read More