September 2019 Election Series Discussion – Navigating Effective Non-Partisan Election-Year Grantmaking

Properly understood, IRS rules allow foundations —both private and public— to legally support almost every type of advocacy. Foundations have a great deal of flexibility in election-year grantmaking but it is important to know what is legal, effective and doable within your institution. Join us for an Alliance for Justice-led discussion on what effective nonpartisan election-year grantmaking can look like. This session will provide information on the dos and don’ts of funding election-related activities, as well as provide an opportunity to hear from your colleagues about some of the strategies they are implementing as they approach the upcoming election year.

Recording of webinar available here (Members Only)

Alliance for Justice Resources

Guide for Foundations: Advice for engaging in and funding advocacy

Election-Year Hub: Geared towards advocacy groups


Ronnie Pawelko, Alliance for Justice

Tamieka Atkins, ProGeorgia

Moderator: Jack Mahoney, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Cosponsors: Chesapeake Bay Funders Network, Council of New Jersey Grantmakers, Economic Opportunity Funders, Environmental Grantmakers Association, and United Philanthropy Forum.