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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ChangeLab Solutions
Policy Areas Community Development, Health
Nonprofit hospitals can be powerful allies in helping to create healthier communities. In order to qualify for their nonprofit federal tax exemption, hospitals must be organized and operated for a “charitable purpose” or provide benefits to the community. These benefits are guided...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level State
State(s) Rhode Island
Source Women's Fund of Rhode Island
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Community Development
This report includes self-reported data about gender and racial diversity on the boards of directors and at the CEO/Executive Director positions of the 150 largest 501(c)3 nonprofits in Rhode Island, or roughly 4% of the total number of public charities in the state. The report is...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance
This report lays out a set of policy and political interventions that cities, regions, and states can make to increase municipal revenue and to make their collections more progressive. Cities have historically suffered enormous budget shortfalls and after the Great Recession, available...

Type Ordinance
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Policy Areas Community Development, Economic Justice, Housing
This ordinance grants certain nonprofit organizations the right to make first offers on multi-family residential buildings, provided that the property is used to create or preserve rent-restricted affordable housing. This ordinance aims to incentivize sellers by reducing general transaction...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Finance & Procurement
Municipalities in the US are facing a fiscal crisis due to the expiration of federal stimulus assistance and significant cuts in aid from states. Property values have also declined, affecting property tax revenues. This report offers an overview of payments in lieu of taxes (PILOTs)...

Type Resolution
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source City of Austin
Policy Areas Health, Public Safety
This Resolution authorizes contractual agreements with 3 local nonprofits to provide substance misuse services to low-income individuals in Austin and Travis County, dispersing $919,696 in funding....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2006
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source The Trust for Public Land
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Environment & Natural Resources, Public Spaces
City parks and open space improve our physical and psychological health, strengthen our communities, and make our cities attractive places to live and work. This report examines studies on the economic, environmental, health, and social benefits of city parks and finds that many cities...

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