Foundations on the Hill (FOTH), a two-day event for foundation executives and staff, board members and philanthropic leaders to meet with their federal lawmakers in Washington. Hosted by United Philanthropy Forum, the gathering brings foundation leaders to D.C. for meetings with Congress about key issues of importance to foundations and philanthropy.
The Council of New Jersey Grantmakers serves as the Delegation Captain for New Jersey participants. CNJG will organize and schedule the meetings for the New Jersey Delegation. This opportunity is a valuable benefit of membership and serves to share with lawmakers the vital work you do and inform our Representatives about the issues Council members care about. For more information or if you are interested in attending, please contact Theresa Jacks.
The overall purpose of Foundations on the Hill 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
It is critical that elected officials hear from their foundation constituents. On behalf of New Jersey grantmakers, CNJG has been pleased to develop relationships with our representatives over the years as a result of FOTH. A meeting in Washington shows an extra level of dedication and commitment to your cause and the work of the philanthropic sector.
Registration for FOTH is available on the United Philanthropy Forums website.
The registration fee is $175.
View the FOTH Agenda
CNJG will plan our meetings with Representatives on the afternoon of Tuesday, March 13, and from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 14th.
CNJG members attending FOTH will need to make their own hotel reservations.
Liaison Capitol Hill DC
415 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
We have a room block at the Liaison Capitol Hill which is within walking distance of the Hill, beginning 3/10/18 through 3/14/17 with rooms available for $309/night. Rooms will be available at this rate until Monday, February 19, 2018. This room block often sells out before the cut-off date so we recommend making your hotel reservation as soon as possible.
The Alliance for Charitable Reform’s Summit for Leaders will be held as part of Foundations on the Hill, on the morning of Tuesday, March 13.
Never been to FOTH? Read about our 2017 CNJG Delegation and FOTH visit to see what it's about!