State Advocacy

The Indiana General Assembly meets yearly. The long session is held in odd numbered years and must end by April 29. The short session is held in even numbered years and must end by March 14. The Indiana General Assembly reconvened on January 3, 2018 for its short session which must be completed by March 14, 2018.

Statehouse News
While the Indiana General Assembly is in session, IPA tracks bills with the potential to impact foundations and their work, including legislation concerning the state budget, tax reform, promotion of charitable giving, and nonprofit regulation. Members receive a weekly "Statehouse News" email message reporting on the progress of legislation being tracked by IPA.

Day at the Statehouse 
We host an annual gathering for legislators and advocates of philanthropy. This event is your chance to discuss issues of importance to the philanthropic sector with your state lawmakers.

HB 1319: Allowing payday lenders to offer a new installment loan product
Contains a briefing paper about HB 1319 as well as links to documents that advocate who support and advocates who oppose the bill have provided.

Advocacy Materials
Use our fact sheets on Indiana philanthropy to educate your public officials.

Senate Resolution Honoring Indiana’s Community Foundations
Celebrating community foundations: 100 years in America, 98 years in Indiana