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Final PRI Regulations Released

Posted in Grantmaking & Social Investing, Private Foundations, Social Enterprise

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service yesterday released final regulations on private foundation program-related investments. These regulations put in final form nine examples of investments that qualify as PRIs, initially proposed by the IRS in 2012. The White House has been enthusiastic about impact investing as a tool to further social and charitable objectives,… Continue Reading

IRS Clarifies Position on Private Foundation Mission-Related Investments Under Section 4944

Posted in Grantmaking & Social Investing, Private Foundations, Social Enterprise

In Notice 2015-62 issued on Tuesday, the IRS explained that a private foundation and its managers will not necessarily be penalized under Internal Revenue Code Section 4944 for a mission-related investment that does not qualify as a program-related investment (PRI) and that offers a lower return than more standard alternatives, since a foundation’s charitable purposes… Continue Reading

Philanthropic Facilitation Act Encourages Program-Related Investments

Posted in Grantmaking & Social Investing, Private Foundations, Social Enterprise

The Philanthropic Facilitation Act recently was introduced in the House of Representatives by co-sponsors Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Jared Polis (D-CO).  The Act would amend the Internal Revenue Code to create a voluntary review process by which the Internal Revenue Service would determine whether specific investments qualify as a private foundation program-related investment (PRI). Expedited approval… Continue Reading

New Guidance from the IRS on Program-Related Investments

Posted in Grantmaking & Social Investing, Private Foundations, Social Enterprise

Yesterday, the Internal Revenue Service released proposed regulations providing new guidance to private foundations regarding program-related investments.  The regulations offer nine new examples illustrating a wide range of investments that can qualify as PRIs.  These nine new examples illustrate certain general principles, such as the following:   Charitable purposes that may be accomplished through a PRI are broad… Continue Reading