Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Tue, 12/01/2015 - 17:33
Today, more than 30,000 organizations, countless individuals, and a host of policymakers are celebrating the importance and impact of charitable giving and philanthropy. Under the banner of #GivingTuesday, Henry Timms & New York’s 92nd Street YMCA in partnership with the UN Foundation have...
Posted Date: Tue, 12/01/2015 - 10:00
According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the nation’s top 50 donors committed $1.6 billion to support a wide range of scientific research initiatives. The foundations investing in scientific research are helping to pave the way for many significant advances that are saving lives, reducing costs...
Posted Date: Fri, 11/20/2015 - 17:33
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Urge Congress to Make Charitable Tax Extenders Permanent; New PRI Bill Introduced in Senate; Ways & Means Subcommittees; Input Needed: Council Comments on IRS Gift Substantiation Proposal; FATF Seeks Comments from Nonprofits; State Budget Challenges...
Posted Date: Mon, 11/16/2015 - 17:32
Last Friday, a string of terror attacks took place across Paris, killing more than 130 people on a warm, lively Friday evening. The day before, a double suicide bomb attack killed more than 40 people and wounded 200 more in a market in South Beirut. These attacks happened the same week as a bomb at...
Posted Date: Fri, 11/13/2015 - 16:17
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Don't Miss out on Community Foundation Week; News from the Hill; Regulatory News; Happening Around the Globe; Trending in Legal Affairs; Happening in the States; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
Posted Date: Fri, 11/06/2015 - 14:48
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Community Foundation Week Starts Next Thursday; News from the Hill; Regulatory News; Trending in Legal Affairs; Happening in the States; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
Posted Date: Fri, 10/30/2015 - 10:00
Although the Orfalea Fund was created as a limited-life entity, the daily pressure has been mounting since we publically announced our sunset two years ago. Publicizing our end-date brought a new level of focus and urgency to ensuring the sustainability of our efforts in early childhood education,...
Posted Date: Fri, 10/23/2015 - 12:34
In this week's Washington Snapshot: News from the Hill; Regulatory News, Happening in the States; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
Posted Date: Fri, 10/23/2015 - 11:00
We could all name an instance where an act of goodwill impacted our lives or even changed it. Often these reflections aren’t about giving or receiving a significant sum of money. They involve genuine engagement and empathy, especially in a time of need.
Posted Date: Thu, 10/22/2015 - 12:15
As autumn begins, the research team at the Council inevitably sees an increase in the number of foundations seeking data on the salaries, benefits, and administrative expenses of their peers. There is no more comprehensive study of these trends than the Council’s Grantmakers Salary & Benefits...
Posted Date: Wed, 10/21/2015 - 12:20
Today, Independent Sector and the Council on Foundations, supported by 18 other leading philanthropic and charitable organizations, urged Congress to take immediate action to make permanent the three currently expired charitable giving incentives that are part of the tax extenders package.
Posted Date: Fri, 10/09/2015 - 12:46
In this week's Washington Snapshot: News from the Hill; Regulatory News; Trending in Legal Affairs; Happening in the States; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!