Foundations on the Hill 2019

Mon, March 11, 2019, 3:30pm to Wed, March 13, 2019, 5:00pm EDT
Washington, DC
Washington, DC

Presented by United Philanthropy Forum, Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) is a two-day convening that brings together hundreds of foundation leaders from across the country to meet with Congress to discuss issues of critical importance to philanthropy. Each year, Philanthropy Northwest leads a delegation from our six-state region. 

Regardless of your experience doing policy work or participating in legislative visits, we invite and encourage you to join the Philanthropy Northwest delegation! Find out more about the Philanthropy Northwest delegation in our FAQs.

With January 2019 marking the start of the 116th Congress with new congressional leadership, #FOTH19 is timed perfectly to help current and new elected officials understand the value of philanthropy to the social and economic fabric of our country. Through Foundations on the Hill, your organization will have the opportunity to: 

  • Inform and educate Congress about philanthropy 

  • Advocate on issues affecting our foundations and communities 

  • Encourage Congress to view foundations in the Northwest as a resource and partner on key public policy issues 

United Philanthropy Forum and Philanthropy Northwest staff will provide training and support to delegation participants leading up to FOTH. 


Monday, March 11, 2019 

  • 3:30 – 5:00 pm              Hill Visits: What to Expect and What to do? 

  • 5:30 – 7:00 pm                 FOTH Opening Reception 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 

  • 8:00 – 9:30 am                Alliance for Charitable Reform Leadership Summit 

  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm    Hill Visits 

  • 6:00 – 9:00 pm                  Delegation Dinners & Dine Arounds 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 

  • 8:00 – 9:00 am                Breakfast & Hill Updates  

  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm      Hill Visits 


FOTH 2019 registration is $175 per person. Register for FOTH


United Philanthropy Forum has reserved a block of rooms for FOTH participants at the Liaison Capitol Hill DC. The hotel is within easy walking distance of Capitol Hill. Additional details and alternate lodging options are here


FOTH is intended for anyone serving as a staff or board member for any type of foundation or other philanthropic organization, including but not limited to community foundations, family foundations, private independent foundations and corporate foundations and giving programs.  

If you have any questions, please contact Meredith Higashi, who will be our delegation captain.