Six Months in, Commitments Framework Highlights Successes and New Offerings

Commitments of High-Impact Nonprofits Poised to Empower Social Services Sector in 2015

The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities is excited to share insights, lessons, and successes from the first six months of its industry-leading framework, the Commitments of High-Impact Nonprofit Organizations. It also is offering additional resources for 2015. … more

New name conveys vision; new headquarters helps achieve greater policy influence

National Network of Human-Serving Organizations Adopts New Name and Headquarters

The Alliance for Children and Families, a national nonprofit organization with a member network of nearly 500 nonprofit, human-serving organizations announced today that effective immediately it has changed its name to the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities. In addition, it has designated its long-established Public Policy Office in Washington, D.C. as its headquarters, and has made its former headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, its national operations center. … more

Alliance Supports New Bill for Foster Parents

National Organization Supports Foster Care Tax Credit Act

The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities strongly supports the Foster Care Tax Credit Act, reintroduced to Congress by U.S. Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) on March 4, 2015.

This legislation would provide additional tax relief to foster parents and help cover the actual costs of caring for a foster child by establishing an inflation-adjusted, refundable tax credit of up to $1,000 per year, per foster child. This credit is prorated by the number of months a foster child is in a family’s care. … more

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