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Posted Date: Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:15
Vikki Spruill addressed more than 1,500 philanthropic leaders about the remarkable future of community philanthropy and the Council's role in supporting it.
Posted Date: Thu, 10/16/2014 - 15:59
The Council is aware that an individual healthcare worker, who has since tested positive for Ebola, recently travelled from the Cleveland airport. To date, there are no confirmed cases of Ebola in Ohio.
Posted Date: Thu, 10/16/2014 - 13:59
Immediately after the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011, people feared a tsunami might be triggered on the San Mateo County coast, a beautiful area south of San Francisco that includes numerous small towns, rural farmland and redwood forests. Fortunately, a tsunami did not...
Posted Date: Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:22
Before “gift” was a verb, it was a noun – and in Indiana it was GIFT, an all-caps philanthropic initiative of Lilly Endowment Inc. to help Indiana communities build and strengthen a network of community foundations.
Posted Date: Tue, 10/14/2014 - 14:34
As we celebrate and ponder a century of Community Foundation impact in our society, the convergence of community and climate is increasingly relevant. In just a few days, EGA, the Council on Foundations, and Funders Network for Smart Growth are bringing together community foundations who have led...
Posted Date: Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:51
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Tell Congress: Pass the America Gives More Act; IRS Urges Congress to Act on Extenders, Removing Barriers to Cross-Border Grantmaking; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News and Op-Eds; Events of Interest; and more!
Posted Date: Thu, 10/09/2014 - 17:54
For more than 20 years, the Council has played a key role in working to reduce barriers to cross-border philanthropy. We are committed to working with grantmakers, the Federal government and multilateral institutions, think tanks, global philanthropic networks, and other partners to facilitate a...
Posted Date: Thu, 10/09/2014 - 13:41
100 years. A lot happens in 100 years. Just take a moment to imagine life in 1914. An unprecedented World War was just starting. The Great Depression, the Civil Rights movement, and personal computers were still in the future. Even the science fiction of the time couldn’t predict the world of 2014.
Posted Date: Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:15
Fifteen years ago, a dedicated group of Appalachian Ohio’s leaders recognized a significant gap in their region. Appalachian Ohio was woefully undercapitalized in philanthropic resources, making it harder for the region’s communities to address challenges and pursue opportunities. The philanthropy...
Posted Date: Mon, 10/06/2014 - 15:44
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Tell Congress: Pass the America Gives More Act; Announcing Post Election Webinar; Happenings on the Hill; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News and Op-Eds; Events of Interest; and more!
Posted Date: Thu, 10/02/2014 - 16:04
A few years back, leaders in Des Moines, Iowa, faced a common dilemma. While there was no shortage of people and organizations working to better the community, there was little alignment or master planning to coordinate the efforts.
Posted Date: Wed, 10/01/2014 - 13:05
“It goes without saying that increased technology has allowed us not only to stay in operation but to thrive and therefore to continue to meet the needs of children and families.”
Posted Date: Tue, 09/30/2014 - 14:00
The Council on Foundations today announced the release of its 2014 Grantmakers Salary Tables and Board Compensation Tables. Both publications include data collected through the Council’s annual Grantmakers Salary and Benefits survey, and represent two of the most comprehensive sets of data on U.S....
Posted Date: Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:13
On a busy Monday morning, attorney and community advocate Steve Reyes arrives for his first day on the job. Already there are back-to-back meetings and everyone on staff seems to need a few minutes to talk with him. Steve’s job, directing California Community Foundation’s (CCF) newly-created Our...
Posted Date: Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:30
The Richmond Community Foundation began, in 2002, what was to become its largest community initiative: The Nystrom United Revitalization Effort (NURVE). The Foundation began to convene Richmond, California community residents and stakeholders through focus groups, surveys and planning charrettes to...

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