Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Mon, 09/12/2016 - 09:00
This blog is part of the Council on Foundations' 17 Days, 17 Goals series, highlighting the Sustainable Development Goals and how American philanthropy is working in local communities to achieve these ambitious global goals, at home and around the world.
Posted Date: Sun, 09/11/2016 - 09:00
This blog is part of the Council on Foundations' 17 Days, 17 Goals series, highlighting the Sustainable Development Goals and how American philanthropy is working in local communities to achieve these ambitious global goals, at home and around the world.
Posted Date: Sat, 09/10/2016 - 09:00
This blog is part of the Council on Foundations' 17 Days, 17 Goals series, highlighting the Sustainable Development Goals and how American philanthropy is working in local communities to achieve these ambitious global goals, at home and around the world.
Posted Date: Fri, 09/09/2016 - 15:01
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Chairman Roskam to Hold Another Hearing on University Endowments; Congress Must Address Spending Legislation Before Month Ends; Senator Wyden Releases Discussion Draft for RISE Act; States Face Mounting Deficits; Mississippi Empanels Tax and Spending Review...
Posted Date: Fri, 09/09/2016 - 09:00
This blog is part of the Council on Foundations' 17 Days, 17 Goals series, highlighting the Sustainable Development Goals and how American philanthropy is working in local communities to achieve these ambitious global goals, at home and around the world.
Posted Date: Thu, 09/08/2016 - 09:00
This blog is part of the Council on Foundations' 17 Days, 17 Goals sereis, highlighting the Sustainable Development Goals and how American philanthropy is working in local communities to achieve these ambitious global goals, at home and around the world.
Posted Date: Wed, 09/07/2016 - 09:00
This blog is part of the Council on Foundations' 17 Days, 17 Goals series, highlighting the Sustainable Development Goals and how American philanthropy is working in local communities to achieve these ambitious global goals, at home and around the world.
Posted Date: Fri, 09/02/2016 - 13:12
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Congressional Leaders Champion Social Investment; VA Report in the Spotlight this National Suicide Prevention Month; Corporate Foundations & Funding Talent Pipelines: An Act of Self-Dealing; Minnesota Cities Can't Tax Tax-Exempt Properties by...
Posted Date: Fri, 09/02/2016 - 09:00
In the days leading up to the first anniversary of the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Council on Foundations will feature US philanthropic organizations and projects that are tackling the goals with a blog series - 17 Days, 17 Goals - as part of our SDGs & Philanthropy...
Posted Date: Thu, 09/01/2016 - 15:00
Providing grants to colleges and universities is a central function of many corporate foundations. Company foundations are often asked to provide support to educational institutions that train potential employees. And as a recent inquiry to Legal Affairs demonstrates, as long as the foundation’s...
Posted Date: Tue, 08/30/2016 - 14:56
The Council on Foundations is pleased to announce that Jeff West has been named its new Director of Corporate Philanthropy. Jeff joins the Council’s member relations team led by Paula Wolferseder Yabar to help advance the corporate philanthropy field and further support the Council’s corporate...
Posted Date: Fri, 08/26/2016 - 14:00
In this issue of Snapshot, you'll find: IRS Releases 2016-17 Priority Guidance Plan; FASB Releases New Accounting Standards for Nonprofits; HHS Resources to Address Health Crises in Your Community; So FATF Updated its Guidance: Now What?; Principles on New Funding Mechanisms Announced;...
Posted Date: Tue, 08/23/2016 - 09:37
Data gathered in the 2015 Council on Foundations–Commonfund Study of Investment of Endowments for Private and Community Foundations® (CCSF) show that participating private foundations reported an average return of 0.0 percent for the 2015 fiscal year (January 1 – December 31, 2015), down from the 6...
Posted Date: Thu, 08/18/2016 - 14:45
August 2016 includes updates on a peer-to-peer networking event designed exclusively for community foundation members, diving into pressing issues of community leadership, impact investing, and donor engagement. Learn about Berks County Community Foundation CEO Kevin Murphy joining the Council as...
Posted Date: Tue, 08/16/2016 - 10:17
The Council on Foundations’ 2016 Endowments and Finance Summit is just around the corner – Sept. 28-30 – and as co-chair of the convening, I strongly encourage you to register for it! I personally look forward to the summit each year because it’s the preeminent venue for foundation executives to...