Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Mon, 02/29/2016 - 13:16
My journey with community philanthropy began when I accepted we all die. The goal isn’t to live forever. The goal is to create something that will. This is why I have an endowment with my local community foundation and I suggest you consider the same to make a difference in the world; at least...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/26/2016 - 15:58
In this week's Washington Snapshot: This Week in Tax Reform...; Congress Grows More Skeptical of Universities; FASB Seeks Foundation Input; Single Portal Filing Project Seeks Information; Accepting Promissory Notes and Other Debt Instruments; Giving Incentives on State Legislative Agendas; and...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/19/2016 - 16:00
In this week's Washington Snapshot: News from the Hill; IRS Releases Proposed Rules for Supporting Organizations; Philanthropy Weighs in on Pennsylvania Budget Impasse; South Carolina, Connecticut Announce New Pay for Success Deals; and more!
Posted Date: Fri, 02/12/2016 - 16:00
In this week's Washington Snapshot: POTUS Sends FY 2017 Budget Proposal to Congress; Congress Requests Endowment Information from Universities; Crossroads GPS Group Granted (c)(4) Status; Borrowing from One's Agency Endowment; State Budget Challenges Raising Tensions, Anxiety for...
Posted Date: Thu, 02/11/2016 - 16:37
The Council supports the President’s proposal to simplify the private foundation excise tax to a single flat rate.
Posted Date: Tue, 02/09/2016 - 09:00
The Council on Foundations is pleased to announce that Brad Ward has been named its new Director of Community Philanthropy. He joins the Council’s member relations team led by Paula Wolferseder Yabar to expand the Council’s support of community foundations and other philanthropic organizations...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:20
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Ways & Means Working Toward Tax Reform; Primary Season is Officially Underway; Adding Scholarship Restriction for Renewal Purposes; Emerging State Issue: Turning to States to Solve the Impasse Over Obamacare; and more!
Posted Date: Thu, 02/04/2016 - 16:35
HUD and the Council are seeking nominations from charitable foundations working with the public sector to improve the neighborhoods and the quality of life for low- and moderate-income residents. The winners of this prestigious HUD Secretary's Award will be presented at the Council's 2016...
Posted Date: Fri, 01/29/2016 - 16:33
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Hatch's Tax Reform Plan Could Impact Nonprofits; First Ways & Means Hearing of the Year Rescheduled; Contributing Trustee Compensation to a DAF; The Year Opens with State Budget Challenges and Opportunities; Op-Ed Calls for the Sector to Strive for...
Posted Date: Mon, 01/25/2016 - 08:45
The Council on Foundations has named Hadar Susskind its Vice President of Public Policy, a new position intended to advance the Council’s public policy work on behalf of its members. Hadar joins the Council’s nationally recognized Public Policy and Legal Affairs team led by Sue Santa.
Posted Date: Thu, 01/21/2016 - 15:50
Recently, I saw the power of what happens when you put a few dozen foundation CEOs in a room together to discuss the future. They generate as many questions for each other as answers, and, as the head of the Council on Foundations, I’d say that’s a great thing for the communities philanthropy...
Posted Date: Thu, 01/21/2016 - 14:03
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Upcoming Ways & Means Hearing Will Address Tax Reform; New Changes to IRS Advisory Committee on Exempt Organizations; Update: New Jersey Hospital Property Tax Remains in Flux; Illinois Leading Efforts to Implement Federal Grants Reform; Philanthropy is...
Posted Date: Thu, 01/21/2016 - 11:54
As part of the Learn Foundation Law team, I am excited to announce the launch of our new training course, Working with Government Officials: Rules for Private Foundations. This course is designed to help private foundation staff navigate the rules and regulations surrounding interactions with...
Posted Date: Fri, 01/15/2016 - 16:02
In this week's Washington Snapshot: POTUS Delivers his Final State of the Union Address; Brady Expresses Intent to Take on Tax Reform; Reed to Introduce Bill on University Endowment Spending; Property Tax Exemptions in Flux; and more!
Posted Date: Wed, 01/13/2016 - 13:57
At a news conference on January 8, San Antonio Mayor Ivy R. Taylor and USAA Chief Executive Officer Stuart Parker announced USAA’s $2.1 million pledge to help end veteran homelessness in San Antonio.