Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Mon, 04/11/2016 - 14:08
United States Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Nani A. Coloretti addressed the annual conference Sunday to describe the federal government’s multi-pronged effort to support American communities and how HUD has developed new strategies in meeting the challenges of today’s population.
Posted Date: Mon, 04/11/2016 - 13:07
Executive Director of Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation Nick Tilsen described the struggle of America’s indigenous people both through history and through today’s world. Tilsen remarked how during both periods in history, differing views of the world adversely affected his indigenous...
Posted Date: Mon, 04/11/2016 - 11:00
In an effort to recognize foundations that work to improve neighborhoods and the lives of the people who live in them, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Council on Foundations announced the 2016 winners of the HUD Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic...
Posted Date: Mon, 04/11/2016 - 08:05
Keynote Speaker David McCullough imparted the wisdom attained by a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author and noted historian as it pertained to the conference’s themes of identity, purpose and place Sunday. McCullough weaved snippets of some of his meticulously researched historical subjects and...
Posted Date: Mon, 04/11/2016 - 08:02
To help foundations do their part in creating and supporting the “kinder and braver world” described by the youth of the video, Council on Foundations President and CEO Vikki Spruill talked Sunday to the 2106 Annual Conference about the challenges associated with “Resetting Our Framework for the...
Posted Date: Sun, 04/10/2016 - 16:28
Jessie Ball duPont never worried about energy conservation or carbon footprints, and she probably never discussed affordable rents or the role of the nonprofit sector. But today, the Jessie Ball duPont Fund works on those and other issues that might seem foreign to Mrs. duPont -- and all in perfect...
Posted Date: Sun, 04/10/2016 - 16:27
Hoping to harness a quality of livability in downtown Pittsburgh, Colcom Foundation collaborated with the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to install 400 planters with five different seasonal displays throughout the year.
Posted Date: Sun, 04/10/2016 - 15:22
In the summer of 2013 an investigative filmmaker, Orlando von Einsiedel, approached the Arcus Foundation (the world’s largest funder of ape conservation) with disturbing news: a British company, SOCO, was illegally exploring Virunga National Park with an eye towards developing it as an oil field....
Posted Date: Sat, 04/09/2016 - 15:32
James E. “Jim” Casey coined the phrase “constructive dissatisfaction” while steering United Parcel Service (now UPS) to becoming one of the world’s most successful companies. His dissatisfaction drove him to outpace the competition as he developed innovative transportation strategies, implemented...
Posted Date: Sat, 04/09/2016 - 14:08
On November 8, 2015, millions in Myanmar went to the polls to cast their votes – many for the first or second time in their lives – for members of the Union Parliament as well as for the 14 state and region parliaments. After decades of military rule, this marked the country’s first election in...
Posted Date: Sat, 04/09/2016 - 12:45
Imagine this scenario: it’s Monday and John Smith waits to be released from the county jail. In his hand, he holds confirmation of a medical appointment for Tuesday that someone from a community-based organization arranged for him, anticipating he will get the medical treatment he needs. John is...
Posted Date: Fri, 04/08/2016 - 14:53
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Charity Bill Introduced in Senate; Council Signs Onto Administration's Fair Business Pledge; States Addressing Employment Policies in Different Ways; Council Board Chair Pens Op-Ed on Value of Perpetuity; and more!
Posted Date: Fri, 04/08/2016 - 14:44
In 2012, the Fremont Area Community Foundation took a major step toward building a stronger workforce and increasing educational achievement by adopting Goal 2025—a national goal—to increase the proportion of our residents with high-quality college degrees, certificates, or other credentials to 60...