Forefront's Racial Equity Collective
Survey is LIVE

Forefront is excited to announce the LAUNCH of our Racial Equity Collective Survey, a statewide outreach to identify the DEI leaders, non-profit + private sector organizations, philanthropic funders, and individuals that are working to change practices, policies, and organizational cultures to advance racial equity in Illinois. Survey results will aid in building a public statewide map + repository of racial equity resources to help you create data driven strategies for access, opportunity, and infrastructure for a more racially equitable Illinois. If you are a nonprofit, a DEI practitioner, or grant making organization in Illinois, we invite you to participate by February 13, 2023.


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Join Forefront at the 2023
Foundations on the Hill

Join Forefront in Washington, D.C. for the 2023 Foundations on the Hill (FOTH), an annual advocacy opportunity for grantmakers and philanthropy serving organizations (PSOs) to meet with their federal lawmakers. From February 27 to March 1, 2023, foundation leadership and staff members from around the country will convene to talk with our legislators and policymakers in our nation’s capitol about the unique and vital role that charitable giving plays in America. Help us speak to Congress with a unified voice and make a lasting impact on the Illinois communities we serve.

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Recap of the 102nd General Assembly
What You Need to Know

The 102nd General Assembly adjourned on 1.11.23 after a consequential two years, with over 200 laws going into effect on 1.1.23 in addition to a flurry of activity during January’s lame duck session. Here are some highlights of issues affecting nonprofit employers and stakeholders across the state.

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Forefront's State of the Sector
Report is available now

In late 2021, Forefront administered surveys to the Illinois nonprofit and grantmaker communities inquiring about how their practices and missions have evolved since the onset of the pandemic. The resulting report shares important findings and recommendations for the sector.

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