2017 Policy Priorities


Philanthropy West Virginia is working to communicate the importance of preserving the charitable deduction for West Virginia’s nonprofit organizations and foundations especially for the citizens and communities that we collectively serve. Included below are copies of sample letters/emails to write your members of Congress, Philanthropy West Virginia WV Charitable Giving Report, and additional resources  for you to share the importance of the charitable deduction with our members of Congress.  Please check this webpage for updates for upcoming meetings, teleconferences, and call to action alerts.

CLICK HERE for a Sample Letter/Email to Write Your Member of Congress

CLICK HERE for Philanthropy WV’s Charitable Giving in West Virginia Report

CLICK HERE for the Charitable Giving Coalition’s Frequently Asked Questions Sheet

CLICK HERE for the contact information for West Virginia’s Congressional Delegation

CLICK HERE for the Notes from the 12-18-2012 Philanthropy WV & WVNPA hosted Teleconference on the Charitable Deduction

CLICK HERE for Statement from Council on Foundations’ for Private Foundation participation on Charitable Deduction discussions

Among the goals in Philanthropy West Virginia Leading: Philanthropy WV members are served by our leading and collective voice.  To advance this goal, Philanthropy WV works to:

  1. Cultivate relationships with stakeholders in state and federal government to provide decision making expertise and be a “go to” resource of policy makers
  2. Serve as the collective voice for our members that educates and advocates on the local, state and federal levels for initiatives, programs, policy, legislation, etc that advances the philanthropic sector in West Virginia

Back in 2012, Philanthropy West Virginia started to undertake policy engagement more actively than in the past.  Our Board of Directors has determined that, in selected instances, Philanthropy WV’s members and the broader nonprofit community may be best served by taking a public position on a policy matter, including legislation or regulations proposed at the city, county, state or federal level. Philanthropy WV’s goal is to respond nimbly and flexibly when its involvement can help promote a vibrant and healthy philanthropic and nonprofit sector for the Mountain State.

As the statewide network that represents West Virginia’s philanthropic community, Philanthropy WV is actively working with our local, state, and federal government represents. This work is being done by our Public Policy Committee.