Public budgets are one of the most important policy instruments of our government. They are moral document that reflects our values and priorities through decisions on how to tax residents and businesses and spend these collective resources. These decisions impact what families have to spend on basic needs and invest in their future, define the size of the government and its role in the national economy, and affect the lives of all Americans.
A solid understanding of budget and tax policy within our current political and economic climate is crucial for anyone working in philanthropy.
Since 2004, EOF has hosted an Annual Budget and Tax Briefing to provide funders with the opportunity to learn about and discuss pressing political developments, federal and state budget and tax battles and opportunities, and how the current landscape impacts families, workers, and communities.