Study: Tax-Exempt Foundations Deepening Connection to Federal Gov

Chronicle of Philanthropy | October 27, 2014

By Alex Daniels

The federal government is setting up a growing number of specialized offices to serve as points of contact with foundations and businesses, reflecting the growth in partnerships between the public and the private sectors, according to a new study.

Such offices cover a wide swath of the federal government, including agencies involved in domestic policy, national security, and international aid.

Authors of the study, released last week by the University of Southern California Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy, described the functions in 21 of the 27 federal offices contacted.

The study does not account for all of the federal offices that have been established to ease cooperation among the government, philanthropy, and business.

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