Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) is a multi-day event that brings together foundation leaders, grantmakers, and regional associations from across the country to DC for meetings with Congress about key issues of importance to foundations and philanthropy. The next Foundations on the Hill will take place Monday, February 27, 2023 to Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
The 2023 Legislative Session in Maryland will address major issues affecting nonprofits and the people and communities we serve, including the funding of education, the impact of federal policies on Maryland’s government services, and protection of health and the environment. Join Maryland Philanthropy Network and Maryland Nonprofits for this informational program to learn what other funders will be working on, policy issues affecting nonprofits, how the legislature will function, and the state budget.
Public budgets are one of the most important policy instruments of our government. They are moral documents that reflect our values and priorities through decisions on how to tax residents and businesses and spend those collective resources. These decisions impact what families have to spend on basic needs and invest in their future, define the size of the government and its role in the national economy, and affect the lives of all Americans. Join Maryland Philanthropy Network for a special screening and discussion to learn about and discuss why federal and state budget and tax work matters to national, state, and local philanthropy.
In April 2017, the City of Baltimore entered into a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to address findings related to the Baltimore Police Department’s patterns and practices. Since then, Baltimore City, Baltimore Police Department and multiple partners have come together to map out steps needed to make meaningful and sustainable change. Join Maryland Philanthropy Network’s Health Funders Affinity Group and the Affinity Group on Aging to learn how Baltimore City is transforming the landscape of behavioral health crisis response and providing the tools necessary to reduce unnecessary police interaction with people with mental illness and substance use disorder.
Join Maryland Philanthropy Network and our speakers for an overview of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to contextualize the ways funds are being disbursed, including the $350 billion in State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF). Drawing on ideas found in this Philanthropy News Digest article by Darius Graham of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, we’ll discuss how a greater understanding of priorities and processes in a community can help with allocating SLFRF in ways that inform grantmaking. We will conclude with a dynamic panel discussion with our partners on how funders can support nonprofits, provide community input about public dollars, and address any potential funding gaps.
The philanthropic sector must understand the necessity for advocacy and public policy as a core element in their grantmaking for real impact. Join Maryland Philanthropy Network and our speakers to learn about navigating advocacy in the philanthropic landscape and how foundations take on advocacy efforts as well as explore how funders support advocates that are important especially considering current events.
Join colleagues, public sector leaders, and other key players to hear about the current state of food distribution in Baltimore City and County and discuss lessons learned to date and potential solutions, including funding through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars.
Join Maryland Philanthropy Network and EITC Funders Network for an important conversation to explore how foundations can be a part of advocacy efforts to ensure changes caused by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to the federal Child Tax Credit (CTC) and Earned Income Tax Credit provide increased and long-lasting economic security for families.