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The Johnson Amendment In 5 Questions And Answers

Publication date: 
02/2017

In his address to the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, President Trump vowed to "get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution."

Some conservative Christian groups will welcome the promise, but many Americans may wonder what Trump was talking about. Here are five basic questions that we can answer.

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2016 HUD Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships

Publication date: 
02/2016

The Council on Foundations is pleased to partner again with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on the Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. Now in its fourth year, this award recognizes excellence in partnerships that have transformed communities through collaborations between foundations and government entities. The goal is to highlight the value of public-philanthropic partnerships that positively impact the quality of life for low and moderate income communities — urban, suburban, and rural.

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Economic Impacts of 2010 Foundation Grantmaking on the U.S. Economy

Publication date: 
06/2013

This report by the Philanthropic Collaborative is a first-of-its-kind IMPLAN economic analysis showing that foundation grantmaking supports 8.8 million jobs, billions of dollars in wages, and adds $570 billion to the GDP over generations. The report also looks at the economic impacts of eight case studies from across the country.

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A more honest way of reporting college readiness?

There is a greater appreciation for the importance of high school students not only graduating, but graduating ready to be successful in college with minimal remediation. This article calls into question the current measurement and reporting formats in light of low college completion rates. It presents an aggressive metric to consider. Ed Week; Sep. 29, 2016
 

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