Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Thu, 04/07/2016 - 17:15
Brad Ward shares his experiences attending the AdNet, CommA, and ProNet Professional Networks for Community Foundation staff this week in New Orleans, which represents the first time these three professional peer network groups have convened together. This combined event clearly reflects the...
Posted Date: Thu, 04/07/2016 - 16:40
The Great Recession hurt many Americans, and rural communities across the US have had to continue fighting to provide residents with facilities to educate their children, businesses that offer goods and employment, and other institutions to meet residents’ needs. In rural communities, it’s not...
Posted Date: Thu, 04/07/2016 - 11:44
Carla D. Thompson, the vice president of program strategy at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, writes about the Couples Advancing Together program that the Center for Urban Families offers families who currently receive public benefits through the Maryland Department of Social Services. By providing...
Posted Date: Mon, 04/04/2016 - 16:02
Hazle Hamilton, the Executive Vice President at the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, shares how the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations program has been an important resource for the Community Foundation of Central Georgia.
Posted Date: Fri, 04/01/2016 - 15:20
In this week's Washington Snapshot: House Tax Policy Subcommittee to Hold Next Tax Reform Hearing; Council Submits Input on Multistate Registration and Filing Project; Accepting Donations for Individuals is Not Charitable; Connecticut Challenges Reflect National Trends; North Carolina...
Posted Date: Fri, 04/01/2016 - 10:28
The Council submitted a letter on March 31, 2016 in response to a request for information (RFI) issued in February by the Multistate Registration and Filing Project (MRFP)—an organization that works with the National Association of State Charity Officials (NASCO) and the National Association of...
Posted Date: Thu, 03/31/2016 - 12:51
The Council on Foundations announces the recipients of The Distinguished Service Award, Robert Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking, and the Wilmer Shields Rich Award for Excellence in Communications. These awards recognize excellence in philanthropy and honor exemplary leaders in the field.
Posted Date: Fri, 03/25/2016 - 15:26
I find myself at the Council on Foundations after eight years of leading a growing Community Foundation because I believe in this institution. I believe it is an intersection between the broad philanthropic sector and an extremely localized community focus. I believe in community place-based...
Posted Date: Fri, 03/25/2016 - 13:30
In this week's Washington Snapshot: House Tax Policy Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Tax Reform Proposals; IRS Invites Comments for 2016-17 Priority Guidance; Can a Foundation Re-Purpose Unclaimed Charitable Contributions?; Public University Foundations Under Scrutiny; Advocacy, Fundraising...
Posted Date: Fri, 03/18/2016 - 14:39
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Hearing on Tax Reform Proposals Set for Next Week; Machine-Readable Forms 990 Soon to be Available to Public; Correcting a Fund Agreement; The Challenges of State Budget Crises on Foundations, Nonprofit Missions; Lessons Learned When a Nonprofit Closes its...
Posted Date: Fri, 03/11/2016 - 15:31
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Chairman of House Veterans' Affairs Committee to Retire from Congress; IRS Issues Procedure to Gather from Sector; Agency Funds: Invading Principal when Third Party Donors are Involved; Positive News on Proactive Nonprofit Legislation; Charitable Giving...
Posted Date: Thu, 03/10/2016 - 08:30
When my grandparents, Sam and Helen Walton, set the course for our family’s philanthropic vision in the late 1980s, they set out to make lasting change by empowering individuals. My grandfather often said there is no limit to what can be accomplished when people are given opportunity and...
Posted Date: Fri, 03/04/2016 - 15:55
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Congress Grows More Skeptical of Universities; New Bill on Interest and Dividend Contributions; IRS Speaks on Scholarship Grant Procedures for Private Foundations; Nonprofit Engagement with SCOTUS Nomination; FASB Seeks Foundation Input; DAFs &...
Posted Date: Fri, 03/04/2016 - 15:04
Historically, community foundations have worked to create change by making grants to local nonprofits, advocacy groups, and other organizations. But a new breed of funders is showing how, by serving in yet another role, they can foster change that is more comprehensive, more responsive to...
Posted Date: Tue, 03/01/2016 - 13:22
In America, more so than in other countries, philanthropies play a unique and important role of supporting innovative policy experiments that, when successful, often become the basis of future government actions. These successful innovations, however, tend to be under-covered by the press, and...