Q&A Archive

How are Exponent Philanthropy members responding to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Your fellow funders are sharing their ideas like those below via our online General Discussion Community. We encourage you to subscribe and join the conversation. Starting Friday March 20 at 2pm ET, and every Friday in the coming weeks, Exponent Philanthropy will host a live discussion for all lean funders to connect around response to the COVID-19... Read More

What is a “taxable expenditure” for a foundation?

Taxable expenditures are grants or expenditures made by a private foundation that are either prohibited, or in Internal Revenue Service (IRS)-specified areas without following the strict IRS rules. The following list provides brief descriptions of those expenditures that are completely prohibited; the list after that provides additional requirements to avoid being taxable expenditures. The following expenditures... Read More