This fact sheet explains the lobbying rules for public foundations.
Bolder Advocacy's two-page infosheet shows that while private foundations incur a prohibitive tax when they engage in or fund lobbying, they may still engage in a variety of advocacy activities.
AFJ is the leading expert on the legal framework for nonprofit advocacy efforts and provides definitive information, resources, and technical assistance that encourages organizations and their funding partners to fully exercise their right to be active participants in the democratic process.
Bolder Advocacy, an initiative of Alliance for Justice, advances and protects the role of nonprofits in influencing public policy. Find resources on rules and regulations, best practices for supporting advocacy and evaluation tools.
CLPI promotes, supports and protects 501(c)(3) nonprofit advocacy and lobbying in order to strengthen participation in our democratic society and advance charitable missions.
The Public Policy Engagement Continuum is a useful chart with accompanying definitions that shows a full range of possible advocacy activities for community foundations.