Foundations on the Hill 2019

Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) is a two-day event that brings together hundreds of foundation leaders from across the country to meet with Congress to discuss issues of critical importance to philanthropy.

 Start Date - End Date

March 11, 2019 - March 13, 2019

Early Bird Discount Deadline

Monday, March 11, 2019

Registration Deadline

Monday, March 11, 2019


Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) is a two-day event that brings together hundreds of foundation leaders from across the country to meet with Congress to discuss issues of critical importance to philanthropy. FOTH is the best opportunity all year for philanthropy to speak with a strong, collective voice on Capitol Hill. SECF has a long, proud history of bringing the country’s largest delegation to Foundations on the Hill – a tradition we look forward to continuing in 2019!

A new Congress, including new leadership in the House, will convene in January. #FOTH19 is timed perfectly to help current and new elected officials understand the value of philanthropy to the social and economic fabric of our country, and to stress the importance of philanthropy and government working as equal partners at the table to ensure the continued health of our sector.

Presented in partnership with the United Philanthropy Forum, Foundations on the Hill aims to inform and educate Congress about philanthropy, create visibility for philanthropy on Capitol Hill, advocate on issues affecting foundations and communities, and encourage Congress to view foundations as a resource and partner on key public policy issues.

Foundations on the Hill participants will work with the SECF staff to organize and schedule meetings with representatives and senators. Whether you’re a FOTH veteran or newcomer, you’ll receive all the support you need – both the SECF staff and State Captains will provide guidance before and during our time in Washington.

Be sure to join us on March 11-13 for the most important advocacy event for philanthropy on Capitol Hill in 2019: Foundations on the Hill 2019.

Meeting Hotel:

Host Hotel:
The Liaison Capitol Hill - SOLD OUT
415 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001

Note: Rooms at the Liaison for March 11-13 are now sold out! Our FOTH partner, the United Philanthropy Forum, recommends the following nearby hotels as alternatives. Please note that discounted rates are not available at these hotels. 

The Phoenix Park Hotel
520 N. Capitol St NW, Washington, DC 20001

The Phoenix Park Hotel is minutes from the U.S. Capitol, Union Station, Smithsonian, Washington Monument and many more attractions along the National Mall. It is a three-block walk from the Liaison Capitol Hill Hotel.

Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University
800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, D.C. 20002

The Kellogg Conference Hotel is located on the historic campus of Gallaudet University in northeastern Washington, D.C, approximately 1.5 miles from Capitol Hill and 2 miles from the National Mall. A complimentary shuttle to Capitol Hill is available for hotel guests.

Kimpton George Hotel
15 E Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Whether you’re with us for work or play, immerse yourself in our historical downtown location, just a stone’s throw away from Union Station and a short walk from the Capitol Building and countless Smithsonian museums.

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Discover America’s capital city from Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Stay within walking distance of Washington, D.C. top attractions, including famous monuments, memorials, and Smithsonian Museums.


PolicyWorks Institute & Foundations on the Hill 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019
3:00pm-7:00pm | Registration Open + Details
3:30pm-5:00pm | Hill Visits: What to Expect and What to do?
5:30pm-7:00pm | Foundations on the Hill Opening Reception

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
7:30am | Registration Open + Details
8:00-9:30am | Alliance for Charitable Reform Leadership Breakfast
10:00am-5:00pm | Hill Visits
6:00pm-9:00pm | SECF reception and dinner at Bistro Bis

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
8:00am-9:00am | Breakfast & Hill Updates + Details
9:00am-5:00pm | Hill Visits: What to Expect and What to do?
5:00pm-7:00pm | Philanthropy Caucus Reception hosted by the Council on Foundations

Thursday, March 14, 2019
Please note that some additional optional meetings may be scheduled on Thursday with Federal agencies or caucuses. Stay tuned for more details.

If you’d like to serve as a State Captain in this year’s FOTH delegation or for more information regarding this event, please contact Matthew L. Evans, SECF’s Director of Public Policy and Special Projects, at (404) 524-0911 or at

Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
SECF Member - Event Registration and SECF Receptio $225.00
SECF Member - Event Registration Only $175.00
SECF Member - Reception/Dinner only $50.00
SECF Non-Member - Event Registration & Dinner $225.00
SECF Non-Member - Event Registration Only $175.00
SECF Non-Member - Reception/Dinner only $50.00
SECF Staff - Event Registration & Dinner $0.00

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