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IRS Regulations Regarding DAFs

Legal insights provided by Arnold & Porter Public Support and DAFs The IRS is considering regulations to address how contributions from DAFs should count toward calculating a grantee’s public support test. The public support test is intended to assure that a publicly supported charity is supported by the general public, as opposed to only a... Read More

Spring 2018: Funder Advocacy

Our highly rated quarterly publication for members provides a wealth of information and inspiration in one easy read. In this issue: Funders Embrace Advocacy to Catalyze Change My Family’s Foundation Entered the Policy Arena, and We Are Not Looking Back Why Our Community Foundation Partners With State Legislators Effective Meetings With Government Officials Read More

Involving Young Children and Preteens in Philanthropy

Today many parents include their children in philanthropic activities as a way to pass on their personal values, provide shared experiences, establish traditions, and enjoy a satisfying and fulfilling family venture together. Sometimes parents also have the goal of preparing their children to manage the family’s philanthropy when they are adults. Involving children in philanthropy... Read More

Involving Teens in Philanthropy

By the time young people reach their teens, they are trying to develop their own identities and often prefer spending time with peers. Parents can help guide their teens’ philanthropic interests, but not dictate them. If teens aren’t interested in engaging in philanthropic activities with their families, parents may find opportunities for teens to do... Read More

Transform Your Bookkeeping With These Simple T’s

Producing audit ready financial records for a private foundation can be an intimidating task—even for financial professionals. With fiscal year-ends that may differ from a calendar year (they do at roughly 50% of private foundations according to Thomas F. Blaney, CPA, CFE and partner, director of foundation services at PKF O’Connor Davies)—there often is no simple... Read More

Serving as a Fiscal Sponsor

Legal insights provided by Arnold & Porter Many private foundations receive grant requests from groups that are under the fiscal sponsorship of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Indeed, fiscal sponsors have experienced significant growth in the past decade in size and scope of activities and projects sponsored. The National Network of Fiscal Sponsors currently lists 256... Read More