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Generally, 501(c)(3) organizations can make grants to individuals and to businesses if such grants are made in furtherance of their 501(c)(3) tax-exempt purposes and are not expended in a manner inconsistent with 501(c)(3). In Part One of this series, we focused on mission-consistency, charitable class, and prohibited private benefits. In this Part Two, we look more specifically at a public charity’s provision of grants to individual for disaster relief and emergency hardships. General Standards Providing…
Many charities and foundations have sought to make grants to individuals and grants to businesses that have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. With close to 2.3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and about 45 million persons claiming unemployment in the U.S. over the past few months, the need is certainly there. But there is much uncertainty about whether these types of grants are permissible and how they can be made. The short answer…
Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court late on Thursday to overturn the Affordable Care Act, telling the court that “the entire ACA must fall.” The administration’s argument comes as thousands of Americans have turned to the government program for health care as they’ve lost jobs amid the coronavirus…
Last weekend, the Nonprofit Law Blog hit 2 million views. Thanks all for reading & sharing our resources (1,600+ posts) to help nonprofits! Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “The Supreme Court ruled Monday that federal anti-discrimination laws protect gay and transgender employees, a major gay rights ruling written by one of the court’s most…
Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “In their boldest statement since George Floyd’s killing, nine Minneapolis City Council members told a crowd Sunday that they will “begin the process of ending the Minneapolis Police Department.” … “Decades of police reform efforts have proved that the Minneapolis Police Department cannot be reformed and will never be…
Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “Minnesota officials charged three more former police officers on Wednesday in the death of George Floyd, and added an upgraded charge against the former officer who pressed his knee to Mr. Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes. … It’s great news, they said — and it’s not nearly enough.…
The National Association of State Charity Officials (NASCO) recently published the Survey of State Laws Governing Registration of Charities as of May 15, 2020. We hope this survey will assist charities and their advisors in navigating state registration requirements. This version of the survey includes information regarding relief certain states have provided in light of the COVID-19 crisis. NASCO will endeavor to update information on COVID-related changes on a regular basis. NASCO, https://www.nasconet.org California The…
Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man, died on Monday after being handcuffed and pinned to the ground by a police officer’s knee, in an incident that was recorded on video and that incited large protests ….” NY Times “President Trump, who previously called the video of Mr. Floyd’s death…
Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “If the United States had begun imposing social-distancing measures one week earlier in March, about 36,000 fewer people would have died in the pandemic, according to new estimates from Columbia University disease modelers.” NY Times “President Trump accelerated his retaliatory purge of public servants by firing the State Department’s…
Earlier this month, the California Office of the Attorney General (“AG”) published Charity Governance During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here are some excerpted highlights from the publication applicable to California nonprofit corporations with some comments: Emergency Provisions Unless prohibited by the nonprofit’s emergency bylaws, the following actions can be taken to conduct the corporation’s ordinary business operations and affairs during an emergency: Notice of director meetings can be given in any practicable manner. For quorum…