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Posted Date: Wed, 01/15/2014 - 12:36
The Community Foundations National Standards Board (CFNSB) today announces the field comment period for the December 2013 Proposed Revised National Standards. These revisions are being made as part of a five-year review cycle, and will be open to comment from January 15 to February 15, 2014.
Posted Date: Fri, 01/10/2014 - 14:10
In this issue: Philanthropy Week in Washington; Tax Policy Happenings; Government spending debate; IRS updates revenue procedures
Posted Date: Fri, 01/10/2014 - 12:10
This series of in person and media events will demonstrate the vital role of charitable giving and its inextricable link to thriving communities. Philanthropic leaders will tell policymakers about philanthropy at work in the daily lives of their constituents and raise public awareness about the...
Posted Date: Mon, 01/06/2014 - 10:26
In September, Darren Walker became the tenth president of the Ford Foundation.
Posted Date: Thu, 12/26/2013 - 18:20
Issues: Public Policy
The effort to reach an agreement on the federal budget gives hope that Congress can work together in a bipartisan manner. This could be a positive sign that comprehensive tax reform might gain momentum in 2014. We are hopeful that the parties will continue to come together on issues vitally...
Posted Date: Fri, 12/20/2013 - 16:10
In this issue: Council letter featured in The New York Times; Council Announces Philanthropy Week in Washington; Budget agreement passed; Tax Policy Happenings; Thune-Wyden Letter on the Charitable Deduction
Posted Date: Fri, 12/20/2013 - 11:15
From testimony before the Ways and Means Committee and Foundations on the Hill to the launch of our Network Team and publication of new resources, 2013 has been quite an eventful year for the Council and the philanthropic field. Check out all our 2013 highlights!
Posted Date: Thu, 12/19/2013 - 21:12
The Council on Foundations is proud to release the 2013 Grantmakers Salary Tables. This annual publication is one of the most comprehensive sets of data on U.S. foundations’ staff compensation available. The release of the Salary Tables preludes the upcoming Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report,...
Posted Date: Tue, 12/17/2013 - 10:10
We are pleased to partner with the Cleveland Foundation to promote a groundbreaking international project that will inform community philanthropy around the globe. The Community Foundation Atlas will be unveiled at our Centennial Year, Fall Conference for Community Foundations next October 20-22 in...
Posted Date: Fri, 12/13/2013 - 16:20
In this issue: Council President Responds to Critical New York Times Op-Ed; Senate Democrats host Council President for Conversation; Thune-Wyden Letter on the Charitable Deduction; Budget Agreement Reached; Tax Policy Happenings; IRS Nominee Promises to Investigate Nonprofit Fraud; Trending...
Posted Date: Fri, 12/06/2013 - 15:15
In this issue:Thune-Wyden Letter on the Charitable Deduction; Tax Reform on hold until 2014; New IRS 501(c)(4) political activity regulations; Public Good IRA Rollover Act; Budget Conference Deadline Looms; Pay for Success Incentive Fund; American Enterprise Institute report on giving; Experiments...
Posted Date: Wed, 12/04/2013 - 12:40
This past Sunday, December 1st, marked the 25th annual World AIDS Day, an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS. We know that private philanthropy has played a catalytic role in the response to HIV/AIDS, increasing from a mere $216,000 in 1983 to roughly $500,000,...
Posted Date: Tue, 12/03/2013 - 15:15
On November 20, in conjunction with the Charitable Giving Coalition’s “Protect Giving Day,” Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) issued a letter in full support of the charitable deduction. This letter is a perfect example of the growing bipartisan support for preserving the full value...
Posted Date: Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:40
This is an incredibly exciting time at the Council on Foundations. We recently wrapped up our Fall Conference for Community Foundations Conference in San Diego, our fourth major conference since I came to the Council. We have launched several major products, such as a study on private foundation...
Posted Date: Fri, 11/29/2013 - 14:37
Members can now download the 2012 Council on Foundations–Commonfund Study of Investments for Private Foundations through the Council store. We are making this resource available to our members at no cost (a $750 value), so be sure to get your copy today.

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