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What’s in the HEROES Act for Nonprofits

May 13, 2020

Yesterday, May 12, Speaker Pelosi released the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act (HEROES Act). Below are some key elements…

Timeline of Policy Updates

April 13, 2020

This is a complete timeline of Forefront’s policy updates since mid-March, when COVID-19 became the primary focus of our advocacy…

IRS extends more tax deadlines to cover individuals, trusts, estates, corporations, and others

April 10, 2020

Form 990 Due Date The IRS announced yesterday that it is extending to July 15 relief to all taxpayers that…

SBA’s Paycheck Protection Plan Fact Sheet

April 3, 2020

During these unprecedented and scary times, Forefront is committed to gathering, sharing, and advocating for the resources for our sector….

What’s in The CARES Act for Nonprofits

March 26, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (S. 748) provides significant funding for businesses, hospitals, schools, and social support…

Updates on COVID-19

March 10, 2020

Dear members of the Forefront community, We wanted to send a brief update on the status of Forefront programming and…

March Spotlight: Shaping a Collective Voice for Chicago Philanthropy

March 4, 2020

A Discussion with Israel Idonije, Founder of FBRK Impact House A few weeks ago, Forefront President and CEO Eric Weinheimer…

Forefront CEO to Step Down July 1, 2020

February 21, 2020

Timing is Everything I marvel at Forefront’s mission. We are able to convene and mobilize various stakeholders from across our…

Member Spotlight: The Dunham Fund

January 9, 2020

Many foundations struggle to help their grantees leverage limited resources and expand fundraising and engagement efforts. How can philanthropy best…

IL Count Me In 2020 Program Releases New Census RFP

December 16, 2019

Forefront’s IL Count Me In 2020 program is pleased to announce a partnership with the City of Chicago for Census…


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