The Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced investments of more than $1.5 million to move communities toward achieving age-friendly policies and practices that are relevant, focus on the most vulnerable, and include older adults in the process. The investments represent collaborative work among more than 200 organizations.
The United States Congress has finally made permanent three tax incentives for charitable giving!
These incentives strengthen the charitable community’s ability to improve American lives and our communities, and ends the sector’s nearly 10-year long struggle to make these incentives a permanent part of the tax code.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) backed down from a controversial rule that would have pressured nonprofits to collect the Social Security numbers of their donors. The backlash persuaded the IRS to withdraw the proposed rule after it received nearly 38,000 comments, including a letter signed by 215 charitable organizations that warned they cannot possibly safeguard the Social Security numbers of their donors.
Take a moment to imagine yourself as the executive of a small non-profit attending an information session with a major funder who has recently launched a new strategic plan. You’re anxiously awaiting word on how your non-profit fits into this new plan, one with a racial justice lens, and you’re a bit overwhelmed by the proposition that this meeting could signal a drastic change to the partnership you’ve had with a long-standing funder and “partner.”
There is no postracial America. The question is: does philanthropy know?
One year ago, we introduced Barr’s new mission statement: To invest in human, natural, and creative potential, serving as thoughtful stewards and catalysts. Together, with the core values and approach to philanthropy articulated by our trustees, these principles provided the basis for planning across Barr’s core programs of Arts & Culture, Climate, and Education. I am excited to share the results of that planning.
The Theodore Edson Parker Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Luis M. Pedroso as a new trustee for the foundation. Mr. Pedroso has served as a senior advisor to the Foundation since 2007.
In January I took on a new role as President and CEO of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers. I am incredibly excited to have an opportunity to lead a vibrant and growing organization in the philanthropy sector.