About the Council

The Council on Foundations is formed of approximately 1,600 independent, operating, community, public and company-sponsored foundations, and corporate giving programs in the United States and abroad.

Our Mission:

The Council’s mission is to provide the opportunity, leadership, and tools needed by philanthropic organizations to expand, enhance, and sustain their ability to advance the common good.

Our History:

Read our history.

Public Disclosure

In the spirit of transparency, we make available to the public our audited financial statements, our 990, and our policy on inclusiveness:

Our Members:

  • Approximately 1,600 grantmakers, corporations, and philanthropic service providers.
  • Charitable grants by our members reached an estimated $20 billion in 2010
  • Thirty-nine percent of our members have assets under $10 million.

See who our members are by name.