Private foundations are allowed to support many types of advocacy, but they are not allowed to fund activities that are closely and directly tied to electing a candidate or passing a law. Here’s the distinction: “Funding an organizing group to educate members of the public on wage issues is okay,” advised an executive at a private foundation, “but funding specific activities to obtain passage of a minimum wage increase is not okay.”
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