Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:58
I’m glad to see so many of you demonstrating your commitment to veterans and their families by joining us here today. With over 2.5 million returning veterans, the scale of the issues facing military families requires an all-hands-on-deck approach that includes community institutions, the private...
Posted Date: Tue, 05/12/2015 - 09:47
In 2009, Blue Shield of California Foundation learned of the increasingly high rates and devastating impacts of domestic violence among military families. Given the incredible stress these families had endured after more than a decade at war, the findings were difficult to hear, but not surprising...
Posted Date: Tue, 05/12/2015 - 08:32
The Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge today announced more than $106 million in new commitments to strengthen services and support for millions of veterans and military families throughout America. Five new grantmakers joined more than 30 philanthropic organizations and corporations that...
Posted Date: Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:52
I was a foundation officer and government official in the White House and Pentagon before I became a military family member…before there was a war. Before the Marine I married deployed to combat three times. Before I knew neighbors who faced the knock of a Chaplain and a Casualty Assistance Officer...
Posted Date: Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:00
With a topic taken from the headlines of today’s newspapers, the Annie E. Casey Foundation Atlanta Civic Site in partnership with the Council on Foundation and the Southeastern Council of Foundations conducted a day long learning forum entitled Flipping the Script: Changing the Narrative on Boys...
Posted Date: Fri, 05/08/2015 - 15:36
In this week's Washington Snapshot: News from the Hill; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
Posted Date: Fri, 05/08/2015 - 09:41
Building on last April’s historic Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge convening, next week on May 12, the Council will host an event in Washington, D.C. to mark the first anniversary of the Impact Pledge and the launch of the Council’s Veterans Philanthropy Exchange. More than 160 grantmakers...
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!