June 2019 Newsletter Interview: Kelly Wagoner, Director of Get Ahead Colorado at The Piton Foundation

Tell us about The Piton’s Foundation strategy and how Get Ahead Colorado and Tax Help Colorado fit into your work of supporting families and driving social change for low-income communities. For more than 40 years, The Piton Foundation, which is part of Gary Community Investments, has been investing in the Colorado community with a specific…

June 2019 – Funder Convening in Seattle: Racial Equity, Economic Security, and Taxes

Racial Equity, Economic Security, and Taxes: Fitting the Puzzle Pieces Together Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 Seattle, Washington   How can philanthropy—funders focused on equity and those focused on economic mobility—work together to promote more inclusive and equitable tax policies that help build prosperity for all? The EITC Funders Network, Philanthropy Northwest, and Puget Sound Asset…

March 2019 Newsletter Interview: Nikki Foster, Program Officer, and Margie Jo Eun Joo Andreason, Diversity Equity Inclusion (DEI) Manager at the Northwest Area Foundation

Interview with a Funder In what ways are the Northwest Area Foundation’s program goals around achieving sustainable prosperity grounded in a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion? At the program level, we’ve had a version of this conversation for many years. In recent years, however, we’ve embarked on an intentional diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)…

EITC Awareness Day 2019

Each year, the IRS and national partners join in a coordinated outreach effort to increase tax credit eligibility awareness. The 13th annual EITC Awareness Day is on Friday, January 25th, 2019. The IRS estimates that 1 in 5 eligible taxpayers does not claim the EITC. EITC Awareness Day helps shine a spotlight on refundable credits to increase…

December 2018: Creating Impact in the South — The EITC Policy Development Fund

Thursday, December 6th  Click here to access the recording!   How do grantmakers work collaboratively to fight poverty and economic instability in the South? By creating a shared strategy, selecting a targeted intervention, and allowing grantees time to build capacity to build toward long-term success. Launched in 2016, a unique pooled fund – the Earned…

November 2018: Looking Ahead – The Future of EITC and Working Families

Looking Ahead: The Future of EITC and Working Families November 15th, 2018 * 3:00-4:00pm EST   Recent advances in State EITC legislation include its expansion to younger and childless workers. California, Maryland and Minnesota are three prominent examples of state-wide expansion of the EITC. This interactive webinar discussed the inception, potential challenges and ultimate success…

Action Needed on “Public Charge”

The proposed “public charge” rule was published in the Federal Register on October 10th, triggering a 60-day public comment period. Under this proposed rule, immigrants seeking admission to the U.S. or applying for lawful permanent residency could be denied if family members, including U.S. citizen children, receive public benefits for which they are eligible (see CLASP’s new fact sheet…