The Forum and the Council on Foundations are excited to announce that that the Foundations on the Hill 2011 website and registration are now live!
Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) is an annual two-day legislative and public policy event in Washington, DC, for foundation staff and philanthropic leaders. We partner with regional associations to lead delegations of grantmakers to promote the important role foundations and philanthropy play in serving the public good to members of Congress.
During Foundations on the Hill, foundation trustees, executives and staff, working with their regional association, hold congressional meetings, attend training sessions, and join a breakfast event featuring remarks by a member of Congress. Next year’s event will take place on March 8-9, 2011. You can find out more about this event at www.foundationsonthehill.org.
Why Participate in Foundations on the Hill
Your participation in FOTH will help to:
- inform and educate Congress about philanthropy
- create visibility for foundations on Capitol Hill
- advocate on legislative issues affecting foundations and philanthropy
- encourage Congress to view foundations as resources on key public policy issues
If your regional association is interested in participating this year, please be sure to contact Courtney Moore so that you can be added to the online delegation map.
For the first time, we are offering a stipend to foundation representatives to attend Foundations on the Hill. The stipend fund will cover the travel (ground and air) and hotel costs associated with the event. Awardees will receive up to $1,200 to attend the two-day event and the cost of registration for the event will be waived for stipend recipients. Additionally, the recipient’s regional association will receive a $300 award to continue public policy and advocacy efforts on the ground. The application deadline is January 7 and applicants will find out if they have received a stipend by January 28. Find out more about the stipend program here or by reading the application (PDF).