Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Thu, 05/07/2015 - 08:00
Ten years ago this month I waddled – enormously pregnant – into a job interview with the founder of a billion dollar healthcare tech company. “I have this crazy idea about education,” he said.
Posted Date: Wed, 05/06/2015 - 08:00
The Orcas Island Community Foundation (OICF) is a small but mighty foundation. In 2011, with assets of $4 million spread across 70+ funds, we had outgrown our ‘off the shelf’ bookkeeping software, spending over half of our precious staff time on accounting. We struggled with finding right sized...
Posted Date: Fri, 05/01/2015 - 16:00
The Council on Foundations applauds Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for introducing The Public Good IRA Rollover Act of 2015 (S.1159). This measure would make permanent and expand the IRA charitable rollover, a valuable incentive for Americans to contribute to charitable organizations across the...
Posted Date: Fri, 05/01/2015 - 14:00
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Public Good IRA Rollover Act Reintroduced; Council Comments on IRS Priority Guidance Plan; News from the Hill; Trending in Legal Affairs; Council Joins Nonprofits from 28 Countries to Encourage Revision of FATF Guidelines; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and...
Posted Date: Tue, 04/28/2015 - 13:28
Even as the high human, economic, environmental, and planetary costs of climate change come into sharper focus, global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, tightening the timeframe for a transition to a low-carbon future. Climate change exacerbates growing pressures on life-sustaining...
Posted Date: Tue, 04/28/2015 - 13:17
Civil Society in America faces the challenge of storytelling. Democracy thrives on the free availability of information and viewpoints. We must guard against hegemony that stifles innovation and protect voices of the marginalized. To do so, we should ensure that everyone's story is told.
Posted Date: Mon, 04/27/2015 - 12:36
On February 11, the Ford, Knight, Open Society, MacArthur, and Mozilla, Foundations together launched NetGain: Working Together for a Stronger Digital Society as a major shared initiative.
Posted Date: Fri, 04/24/2015 - 10:28
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Advocacy Push: Tell Senators to Act on the America Gives More Act; News from the Hill; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
Posted Date: Fri, 04/17/2015 - 15:50
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Sector Submits Tax Reform Comments to Senate Finance; News from the Hill; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; Events of Interest at Annual Meeting; and more!
Posted Date: Thu, 04/16/2015 - 16:00
The Council’s 2015 Annual Meeting is only a little more than a week away! Over the past year, Council has worked with members, colleagues, leaders in the field, academics, and many other important voices to lay the groundwork for a multi-year thought leadership project called the Evolution of...
Posted Date: Thu, 04/16/2015 - 09:15
With Spring Break behind us, making plans for the end of the school year and summer is in full effect...
Posted Date: Wed, 04/15/2015 - 16:00
On Tax Day, the Council submitted comments to the Senate Finance Committee’s Business and Individual tax reform working groups. We offer our tax reform priorities in response to the Senate Finance Committee request to submit written comments to its tax reform working groups. We expect the Committee...
Posted Date: Tue, 04/14/2015 - 10:00
Kim Bluitt, Member Relations Director, Pacific Q&A with Jonathan Lorenzo Yorba, President & CEO, The Community Foundation Serving the Counties of Riverside & San Bernardino,
Posted Date: Fri, 04/10/2015 - 13:23
In this week's Washington Snapshot: News from the Hill; Continue the Conversations from Philanthropy Week; Keep up the Pressure on the Senate; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; Events of Interest at Annual Meeting; and more!
Posted Date: Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:10
Leonard Aube, Executive Director of the Annenberg Foundation, passed away this week. He will be remembered for his courage and vision in serving Los Angeles, and providing over $2 billion in support to more than 2,500 non-profits around the world.