The rules surrounding whether a foundation or public charity can engage in or support organizations or projects that engage in lobbying, determining when advocacy is considered lobbying, and when and how much advocacy is permissible for nonprofits under U.S. tax laws, can be complex. These types of questions may become even more complex when navigating these rules in grants to organizations that are not charities. Innovative funders approach this type of grantmaking with an asset mindset instead of a deficit mindset, which often creates deeper impact.

Nic Campbell, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisor’s General Counsel, will address how to support advocacy through grantmaking to charities and social welfare organizations.

This session will provide guidance on how to:

• Support and structure grants to projects and programs containing advocacy
• Form successful partnerships within organizations engaged in advocacy
• Engage in grant making to (for-profit and nonprofit) organizations engaged in advocacy