Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:00
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council on Foundations (COF) today announced the winners of the 2017 HUD Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships.
Posted Date: Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:32
Vikki Spruill's opening remarks at the 2017 Annual Conference explores how philanthropy plays a role in bridging divides.
Posted Date: Thu, 04/20/2017 - 15:14
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Debate continues as charitable issues receive increasing attention; Bill seeks to extend charitable contribution carryover for public utilities; President signs EO to "buy and hire American"; In the States - Constitutional...
Posted Date: Thu, 04/20/2017 - 12:37
Council President and CEO Vikki Spruill spoke with Champions for Social Good's Jamie Serino about Leading Together, the Sustainable Development Goals, and more.
Posted Date: Thu, 04/13/2017 - 15:51
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Congress may be in recess this week, but tax reform is still the talk of the town; Congress Adjourns for Recess Without Clear Strategy on Spending Legislation; Gorsuch Swearing In Returns SCOTUS to Full Capacity; White House Lifts Hiring...
Posted Date: Thu, 04/06/2017 - 17:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Congress and the administration have yet to reach consensus on an approach to tax reform; Government funding is set to expire at the end of this month; Private foundations and the charitable deduction—yes, you may lobby; In the States -...
Posted Date: Mon, 04/03/2017 - 13:27
I am delighted to introduce you to the Council’s private philanthropy newsletter!
Posted Date: Mon, 04/03/2017 - 11:24
Now is a time of significant opportunity for community foundations.
Posted Date: Thu, 03/30/2017 - 13:00
In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update: What’s next for tax reform now following the ACA mishap; Congress aims to avoid government shutdown; Administration weighs in as Congress gears up for a spending bill; In the States: Property Tax Fights Continue in the Courts and Legislatures.
Posted Date: Thu, 03/30/2017 - 13:00
In honor of Women’s History Month, we’d like to share the following blog post from the Community Foundation of Ireland. It offers excellent examples of ways a foundation can work to improve the lives of women and girls, and – in the spirit of December 2015’s Global Summit on Community Philanthropy...
Posted Date: Wed, 03/29/2017 - 10:00
Council President and CEO Vikki Spruill and Tim Delaney, the President and CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, published this opinion piece in The Hill about why the Johnson Amendment should be protected from currently pending bills that would repeal or significantly weaken it.
Posted Date: Mon, 03/27/2017 - 14:45
Issues: Press Release
The Council on Foundations will present Citi Foundation with its 2017 Wilmer Shields Rich Award for Excellence in Communications at its upcoming Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas, on April 25.
Posted Date: Thu, 03/23/2017 - 15:45
In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Philanthropic and charitable leaders join the Philanthropy Caucus for a reception; Tax Reform Update: House expected to vote on repealing the ACA today, tax reform hangs in the balance; Gift substantiation bill reintroduced in the Senate; Council, National...