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Posted Date: Tue, 10/28/2014 - 13:03
Columbus, Indiana is a town of 46,000 best known for being the worldwide headquarters of Cummins Inc. and according to the Smithsonian Magazine a “veritable museum of modern architecture”
Posted Date: Tue, 10/28/2014 - 08:00
Former Council Board Member Sharon King passed away last week after more than 40 years of service to the field. She will be remembered for her tireless dedication to philanthropy and to promoting social justice.
Posted Date: Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:40
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Recap: 2014 Fall Conference for Community Foundations; Council President Defends Endowed Philanthropy in New York Times; Happenings on the Hill; Congress: Pass the America Gives More Act During Lame Duck; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op...
Posted Date: Wed, 10/22/2014 - 16:08
In this week's Washington Snapshot: 2014 Fall Conference Policy & Legal Sessions; Tell Congress: Pass the America Gives More Act; Removing Barriers to Cross-Border Grantmaking; Trending in Legal Affairs; Upcoming Council Webinars; and more!
Posted Date: Tue, 10/21/2014 - 22:15
As part of the 2014 Fall Conference for Community Foundations, The Cleveland Foundation and the Council on Foundations honored William S. White, CEO of the Mott Foundation, for his work to promote community philanthropy. White was presented with an award acknowledging his enduring commitment to the...
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...

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