of Representatives - The
home page for the U.S. House of Representatives with links to individual
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Charles E. Schumer
York State Senate
York State Assembly
York State Office of the Attorney General Charities Bureau
- This site by the American Society of Association Executives offers
a comprehensive reference guide to legislative members and committees at both
the state and federal level, complete with e-mail links and a zip code
matching system to help people identify their representatives.
Forum – The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers places regional associations of grantmakers (RAGs)
at the forefront in responding to changes affecting philanthropy and the
environment in which philanthropic organizations operate.
Legislative Network – Gain an insider's perspective on congressional
activity through the Council on Foundation's Legislative Network, an
initiative that strives to serve as the first and strongest line of defense
against legislation that would adversely affect philanthropy.
Updates – President Bush and charitable giving, the estate tax repeal,
the IRS charitable deduction rollover, the excise tax … information on all
of this and more. (complied by Washington Grantmakers)
Gateway Network - This site of the White House Office of Public Liaison give
nonprofits a central Internet location for getting information and services
from federal agencies - more than 300,000 federal Web pages in all.
The Nonprofit Lobbying Guide Second
Edition, by Bob Smucker to
review a clear and concise explanation of laws governing foundation advocacy
vs. Networking – Separate the truth from the fiction. Learn what is and
is not permitted. (complied by Washington Grantmakers)
and Public Policy: Illustrations of High Impact Grantmaking complied by
Charity Lobbying in the Public Interest.
Policy Grantmaking by US Foundations – A W. K. Kellogg Foundation
report which provides examples of public policy grantmaking by nine U.S.
foundations. The foundations, their outlooks on policy work and the
initiatives themselves represent a wide range of approaches to achieving
program goals through the shaping of public policy.
Federal Legislative Information
You can find up-to-date information and track the status of House and Senate
bills at this site, link to congressional directories and much more. The site
lets you search for bills by bill number or keyword, and look up their
co-sponsors, floor actions to date and other information.
Internal Revenue Service
Grantmakers will find this site particularly useful for looking up a grant
applicant's tax status from a list of tax-exempt organizations in the United