Mays and May Nots for Funders - Alliance for Justice

Mays and May Nots for Funders



Funding Advocacy, Private and Public Foundation Advocacy

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By pooling resources, engaging in joint policy discussions, and strategizing, funder groups can stretch dollars and maximize efforts to create a more just society. When funder groups are composed of a mix of private foundations, community foundations, and 501(c)(4) funds, questions arise about the scope of discussions and strategies that c3 funders may engage in without jeopardizing their tax status. This factsheet offers tips on the types of discussions and activities that mixed tax status funder groups may participate in within the bounds of nonprofit laws and regulations.