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Foundations on the Hill 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 9:00am to Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 5:00pm PDT
The Liaison Capitol Hill
415 New Jersey Avenue NW | Washington, DC 20001
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Join us for Foundations on the Hill (FOTH), a two-day event that brings together hundreds of foundation leaders from across the country to meet with Congress and discuss issues of critical importance to philanthropy. FOTH is our opportunity to share the work of philanthropy so that Members of Congress  can take the best practices developed from your grantmaking and scale it up to improve the lives of millions who call our country home.

With new Members of Congress joining the California delegation, it is crucial that we build strong relationships with our policymakers that can have profound impact on grantmaking and issues we care about.
#FOTH19 is timed perfectly to help current and new elected officials understand the value of philanthropy to the social and economic fabric of our country, and to stress the importance of philanthropy and government working as equal partners to ensure the continued health of our sector.
Foundations on the Hill aims to inform and educate Congress about philanthropy; create visibility for philanthropy on Capitol Hill; advocate on issues affecting foundations and communities; and encourage Congress to view foundations as a resource and partner on key public policy issues.

What is Foundations on the Hill (FOTH)?

As a part of Philanthropy California, Northern California Grantmakers and our members join foundation leaders, and regional and national grantmaking associations across the country to ensure policymakers in Washington, DC understand the landscapes of the communities we serve.

FOTH is the one time each year when philanthropy speaks with a strong, collective voice on Capitol Hill.

The purpose of #FOTH19 is to:

  • Educate legislators and the administration about philanthropy’s role in civil society, the importance of 2020 Census, and best practices on issues that you fund;
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with fellow policy-oriented peers and policymakers; and,
  • Encourage legislators to view foundations as thought partners. 

Hosted by United Philanthropy Forum, FOTH is a two-day event that brings foundation leaders to D.C. for meetings with Congress about key issues of importance to foundations and philanthropy. We must change the unrealistic expectation that philanthropy will “step-in” to “fill-the-gap” and educate policymakers on the crucial role that philanthropy plays in innovation. Additionally, we will focus our conversations on the 2020 Census, protecting nonprofit nonpartisanship (Johnson Amendment), and potential post-tax reform issues, such as the universal charitable deduction.

Please contact Cecilia Chen at or at (415) 872-1016 if you have additional questions.

Hotel Information

The Liaison Capitol Hill
415 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
Front Desk: (202) 638-1616
Reservations: (888) 513-7445

The Liaison Capitol Hill is a boutique Hotel in Washington, DC's Capitol Hill located in the shadow of the Capitol Building and near Union Station.

Reserve Your Room

We have a block of rooms available at a discounted rate for our attendees for $329/night through February 6, 2019. Our room block typically sells out before the official close date, so we encourage you to make your reservation as soon as possible. You can reserve your room online or by calling 888-513-7445 and asking for the "United Philanthropy Forum" rate.

About Philanthropy California

Philanthropy CA is an alliance of Northern California Grantmakers (NCG), San Diego Grantmakers (SDG) and Southern California Grantmakers (SCG). Our combined membership represents more than 500 foundations, corporate funders, philanthropic individuals and families, giving circles and government agencies who invest billions every year to support communities across the state, the country and worldwide. Philanthropy CA taps into the deep regional expertise and connections of funders to increase philanthropy’s impact in building and sustaining thriving, equitable communities. Together, we can impact our members, the nonprofits they support and the communities they serve.

NCG Members: $175

Register through United Philanthropy Forum's website.

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