Although Foundation activities primarily focus on grantmaking to charitable entities, there are multiple options to consider as we seek to expand our philanthropic toolbox. This session covers grantmaking to for-profit entities, foreign organizations, individuals; and the ramifications and pitfalls that a Foundation may encounter when venturing beyond the Public Charity (PC).
During this session a foundation will present a comprehesive case study that includes examples of recent types of program-related investments they have funded. The foundation will not only discuss the objectives and outcomes of the investments, but the due diligence process and challenges encountered along the way.
During this session we will dive further into the reporting requirements for the program-related investments discussed in the case study from both the financial statement and tax perspective. We will discuss additional legal considerations based on the nature of the program-related investment. We will also highlight other possible structures for program-related investments and the reporting implications for those structures.
This session will cover the various aspects of a private foundation's life cycle after formation including mergers, split ups, dissolutions and conversion to public charity status.
Founders of private foundations often have many charitable interests. This session will explore how these charitable interests can be satisfied by utilizing other philanthropic vehicles. Issues of control, relatedness and funding will be covered as we explore this expanded world of philanthropic vehicles.
Private foundations are allowed to engage in advocacy. This session will highlight some examples of how foundations are exerting their influence to make positive changes as well as cover the brightline rules for what is and is not allowed.