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Posted Date: Fri, 05/09/2014 - 13:08
The problem was as vast as the ocean – or in our case, the Gulf of Mexico, floor. Over time, the reef system in the Gulf waters bordering Collier County in SW Florida had been destroyed by hurricanes and shifting currents. For fish and other marine life, there was nowhere to run – or hide – and the...
Posted Date: Wed, 05/07/2014 - 09:46
A lot has been accomplished over the years since HIV/AIDS first was discovered. Scientists have come a long way toward finding a cure, and in the process many of those afflicted with the disease are living much longer than in the past.
Posted Date: Tue, 05/06/2014 - 14:42
At a recent gubernatorial candidate forum I attended in Rhode Island, a Brown University professor presented on the challenges of climate change for the Ocean State. His last slide gave three examples of “win-win solutions.” At the top of the list was the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI).
Posted Date: Fri, 05/02/2014 - 11:31
In this issue: First Lady and Dr. Jill Biden Announce Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge, Council Comments on IRS Priority Guidance Plan, Congress Takes Up Extenders, Favorable IRS Rulings to Know About, Philanthropy News and Op-eds
Posted Date: Fri, 05/02/2014 - 08:42
This week, at the American Red Cross national headquarters, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden joined Council President and CEO Vikki Spruill, Chairman of the Board of the American Red Cross Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, senior government officials, military leaders, and foundation executives...
Posted Date: Thu, 05/01/2014 - 15:40
The Council on Foundations wrote to the Department of Treasury and the IRS this week to urge them to prioritize several regulations and guidance documents that impact our members.
Posted Date: Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:11
Smart investors believe in California. They flock to it for the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship that has made it the world’s 8th largest economy. Now, with Los Angeles County facing a major college graduation crisis, these same smart investors are backing the educational future of low-...
Posted Date: Thu, 05/01/2014 - 10:34
The Council on Foundations is excited to launch Seasons of Giving, a quarterly newsletter with valuable insights to help you advance your work and increase your impact.
Posted Date: Wed, 04/30/2014 - 10:00
Today, over 30 philanthropic organizations and corporations announced pledges totaling more than $170 million over the next five years to support veterans and military families. The Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge was announced today by Joining Forces and a coalition of leading...
Posted Date: Tue, 04/29/2014 - 19:23
Council on Foundations President and CEO Vikki Spruill will join First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, and grantmakers from around the country on April, 30 for the announcement of the Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge. Made by over 30 funders, this pledge aims to bring support to...
Posted Date: Tue, 04/29/2014 - 10:04
In this issue: Council Submits Extenders Testimony, IRS Releases Proposed Form 1023-EZ, Georgetown Exempt Organizations Law Program, Philanthropy News and Op-Eds
Posted Date: Tue, 04/29/2014 - 09:04
In this issue:Latest on Tax Extenders Movement, Wyden Elected Joint Committee on Taxation Chair, Other Interest Groups Speak Up on Tax Reform, Regulatory News,Philanthropy News and Op-eds
Posted Date: Mon, 04/28/2014 - 17:22
Silicon Valley Community Foundation is in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, close to the campuses of companies like Google, Facebook and Apple. Companies like these have made the region a leader in the global economy and a hub of innovation. The Bay Area is home to a diverse population of...
Posted Date: Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:23
The proudest moment of Ruben Garcia’s life was when he watched his first child graduate from Boulder High School last spring. The father of three and his wife know how much it took for their son to reach the important milestone. They will tell you that their work with him started before preschool.

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