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FOTH 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017, 9:00 AM to Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 12:00 PM EDT
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Foundations on the Hill 2017
March 20-22, 2017 · Washington, DC

Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) is a two-day event that brings together foundation leaders from across the country to DC for meetings with Congress about key issues of importance to foundations and philanthropy. FOTH is presented by the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers, in partnership with the Alliance for Charitable Reform and Council on Foundations. Foundation trustees and staff work with their regional association to schedule meetings on Capitol Hill to personally discuss their work with members of Congress.

The purpose of #FOTH17 is to:

  • Inform and educate Congress about philanthropy
  • Create visibility for foundations and philanthropy on Capitol Hill
  • Advocate on issues affecting foundations
  • Encourage Congress to view foundations as resources on key public policy issues

Foundations on the Hill is the one time each year when philanthropy speaks with a strong, collective voice on Capitol Hill. This will be more critical than ever for #FOTH17, which is scheduled just a few months after the start of a new administration and a new Congress. We need to ensure that Congress understands the value of philanthropy to our communities and our country, and to stress the importance of doing all that we can to encourage more charitable giving to benefit our communities-particularly as discussions of tax reform become more prominent in Washington.


Hotel Reservations:

Update: Our hotel block has been filled at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.
Please contact Adena Hill at (404) 524-0911 or at regarding other hotel options.

Schedule of Events:

Monday, March 20, 2017
1:00pm - 3:00pm Pre-Session: Philanthropy and Civic Engagement
3:30pm - 4:30pm First-time Attendee Orientation
5:00pm - 6:30pm Networking Reception
6:30pm - 7:30pm
SECF Reception with Fund for Shared Insight

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
8:15am - 11:45am Welcome and Alliance for Charitable Reform Summit for Leaders
11:45am - 12:00pm Send-off to the Hill
12:00pm - 5:00pm Hill Meetings
5:30pm - 8:00pm SECF Delegation Dinner · The Monocle

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
7:30am - 9:00am Breakfast and Closing Program
9:00am - 5:00pm Hill meetings

Southeastern Council of Foundations
100 Peachtree Street NW · Suite 2080 · Atlanta, GA · 30303 · 404.524.0911

The Southeastern Council of Foundations strives to support Members and grantmakers with access to education, resources and networking by serving as a convener and facilitator, offering a diverse range of voices and perspectives. We do not endorse colleague organization views, but rather aim to provide access to a broad range of information and resources to increase grantmaking impact and develop philanthropic leaders throughout the region.