Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 8:30 AM EDT
Friday, March 23, 2018 at 2:00 PM EDT

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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC 
700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Washington, DC 20004

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Cema Siegel 

2018 Budget and Tax Briefing: Navigating the Challenges Ahead Together 

The Grantmakers Income Security Taskforce (GIST) invites you to attend the 15th Annual Budget and Tax Briefing for Grantmakers on March 22-23, 2018 in Washington, DC.  This meeting is free of charge and open to foundation representatives and philanthropic advisors only.

Please join us for a funders conversation about why federal budget and tax work matters to national, state and local funders.  Network with colleagues and learn about and discuss pressing political developments, federal and state budget and tax issues, and strategies for protecting programs and policies that support struggling families, workers and communities. 

Day One, March 22, 2018 - 8:30am-5:00pm

  • Federal Policy, Budget and Revenue Outlook – What’s in store during the 116th Congress?  Noted tax and budget policy expert, Bob Greenstein, will provide an overview on the key provisions in the federal budget, discuss current and upcoming budget debates and battles, and offer insights on the potential impact on struggling families, workers and communities.
  • Preparing for and Responding to This Year’s Urgent Threats and Opportunities - Participants will have the opportunity to dig deeper on the many interrelated threats to the safety net at the federal level (including SNAP, Medicaid, welfare reform, immigration) that will hit struggling families and communities of color the hardest and engage in small group discussions to share and seek advice to advance their work.
  • A Focus on the States - How will the federal landscape impact state budgets and economies and where are there areas for opportunity and change? A panel of experts will discuss the role states play in building power and moving federal policy and examine what’s at stake and in play in 2018.  

Day Two, March 23, 2018 - 9:00am-2:00pm
Please note day two will be held at nearby location (TBA).

On the second day, we will reconvene and have a more focused conversation regarding funder strategies to address short and long-term policy challenges. Through sharing and facilitated conversation, participants will have the opportunity to provide updates on their funding strategies and priorities, explore how their work is evolving in response to the current environment, and work collectively to identify opportunities for alignment and collaboration.  Discussions will focus on responding to this year’s threats to the safety net at the federal level and opportunities for building power in the states.

  • Working to Protect the Safety Net and Critical Programs -- in this session we will explore foundation responses to threats to the safety net and funding for critical programs and services.

  • Building Power in the States -- in this session participants will share efforts to build cross-issue power in the states to address federal and state resource changes and to protect critical services and threatened communities. 


Meeting Venue:

The Kimpton Hotel Monaco Washington DC  is located in Penn Quarter, at the intersection of 7th and F streets NW.  


Washington Reagan National Airport (5 miles)
Washington Dulles International Airport (28 miles)
Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (34 miles)
Union Station (1 mile)
Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Station (across the street)
Archives/Navy Memorial – Penn Quarter Metro Station (2 blocks)
Judiciary Square (2 blocks)Metro Center Metro Station (0.3 miles)


A small block of rooms have been reserved at the Kimpton Monaco at the special rate of $349/night for the nights of March 21 and 22.  To reserve a room at this rate, please call or email Group Rooms Coordinator, Belinda Hayes Miller, at 202-449-7036 or Belinda.Hayes@hotelmonaco.com and request the GIST courtesy block to ensure that you are charged properly and our Room Block is credited.  Rooms must be reserved by February 1, 2018 to receive the special group rate.

Additional nearby hotels include: