Creative Grantmaking Strategies for Private Foundations (Completed)

Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Instructor: Sarah Huang, Clark Nuber, Kathryn Okimoto
Begin Time:  9:00am Pacific Time
10:00am Mountain Time
11:00am Central Time
12:00pm Eastern Time
CPE Credit:  2 hours for CPAs
2 hours Federal Tax Related for EAs and OTRPs
2 hours Federal Tax Law for CTEC

With the COVID-19 pandemic, the grantmaking activities for many private foundations has shifted. To get much needed support out to the public, many private foundations have utilized new grantmaking strategies to reach those with the greatest need. These creative strategies include direct grantmaking to individuals, use of donor advised funds, program related investments, and equivalency determinations for foreign grantmaking. These strategies have always been available and will continue to be used after the pandemic is long gone. Join us to discuss the ins and outs of these strategies and determine whether any may be utilized by your foundation.

Who Should Attend
CPAs, CFOs, auditors, bookkeepers, staff accountants, foundation board members, program officers, and others working with grantmaking foundations.

Topics Covered

  • Parameters for making grants to individuals
  • Effective uses of a donor advised fund by a private foundation
  • Expenditure responsibility requirements for certain grantmaking activities
  • Opportunities for program related investments
  • Equivalency determination process when making grants to foreign charitable organizations
  • Overview of best practices for grantmaking activities

Learning Objectives

  • Gain an overview of creative grantmaking strategies a private foundation may utilize to accomplish its charitable purposes
  • Identify what types of grantmaking activities may need advance approval from the IRS or additional paperwork in the grant file
  • Recognize best practices in grantmaking activities to achieve compliance with federal tax laws


Instructional Method
Group: Internet-based

NASBA Field of Study
Taxes (2 hours)

Program Prerequisites
Basic understanding of private foundations.

Advance Preparation

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