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Advocacy Process: Efforts Accelerate and Expand to Help Communities

A silver lining of the pandemic and the struggling economy is an unprecedented effort by philanthropic leaders to ensure that communities stay supported through fiscal and tax incentives for nonprofits and charitable giving. We encourage you to seek out and share examples of what’s going on in the philanthropic sector to ease the burden of COVID-19. 

For instance:

  • letter from the Council on Foundations to Congressional Leaders in advance of future relief packages encourages the inclusion of provisions to enhance charitable giving, increase support for nonprofits, and help state and local governments.
  • Tremendous response from community foundations across the country encourages donors to activate donor-advised funds to support causes in the community that can provide immediate and direct assistance to those most affected by the pandemic.
  • Increased interest in mutual aid organizations helps fuel grassroots response to people in need across the country. 

In short, the spirit of philanthropy is alive and well. Sharing this with your clients will help build the momentum and expand the impact of charitable giving during this crisis. 

City's racial and ethnic equality task force members revealed

West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James revealed the names of those who will be a part of the city's new Racial and Ethnic Equality Task Force. The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties is humbled and honored CEO Brad Hurlburt and Board Chair Julie Fisher Cummings have been named task force members.