Brief Philanthropic Foundations
Payout and Related Public Policy Issues
Elizabeth T. Boris, C. Eugene Steuerle
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Both proponents and opponents of changes in the laws, regulations, and practices of charitable foundations have the same goal: enhancing public well-being through the best use of charitable resources. There has been a series of proposals to raise the payout rate of foundations, to limit the extent to which administrative expenses can count as part of payout, to set a minimum size for foundations, and to maintain grant levels during downturns in the economy. This brief reports on a discussion from the tenth "Emerging Issues in Philanthropy" seminar series of foundation payout and regulation.
Research Areas Nonprofits and philanthropy
Tags Nonprofit data and statistics Foundations and philanthropy Data and technology capacity of nonprofits
Policy Centers Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy