Council & Member News Feed

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!
Posted Date: Wed, 10/07/2015 - 16:00
Community foundations are, by title and definition, about community. So when the time came for us to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, we agreed: our celebration had to be for, from and about the community.
Posted Date: Fri, 10/02/2015 - 15:58
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Duncan to Step Down; News from the Hill; Regulatory News; Trending in Legal Affairs; Happening in the States; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!