Posted Date: Thu, 05/28/2015 - 14:35
After a week of nonviolent protests following the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimore erupted on the evening of Monday April 27. Stores were looted, cars were burned, tear gas hung in the air. On the morning of Tuesday April 28, leaders of the Baltimore Community Foundation gathered to discuss what...
Posted Date: Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:34
Issues: Community Foundations, Diversity and Inclusion, Family Foundations, Independent Foundations, LGBTQ, Private Foundations, Public Foundations, Re: Philanthropy
While we wait with great hope for a positive outcome on nationwide marriage equality from the U.S. Supreme Court, we in philanthropy must recognize that when it comes to LGBTQ rights, one favorable court decision or one great television season are not going to address the lingering problems of...
Posted Date: Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:46
Partners will share information, provide insight into trends affecting the charitable sector, and build on each other’s strengths to benefit respective audiences and sector as a whole.
Posted Date: Thu, 05/21/2015 - 16:00
Issues: Charitable Giving, Congress, Donor Advised Funds, Global Philanthropy, House Ways & Means Committee, Public Policy, Senate Finance Committee, Tax Reform, Washington Snapshot
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Join Us: Global Policy Call; News from the Hill; Trending in Legal Affairs; Happening in the States; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
Posted Date: Wed, 05/20/2015 - 08:30
At the Council on Foundations Annual Conference in San Francisco, there was enormous interest in how foundations can lead together by aligning all of their assets with their missions. However there is one investment nearly every foundation makes, but which many fail to properly evaluate.
Posted Date: Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:14
Issues: Charitable Giving, Congress, Legal Affairs, Public Policy, Senate Finance Committee, Supporting Veterans & Military Families, Washington Snapshot
In this week's Washington Snapshot: News from the Hill; Philanthropy - Joining Forces Impact Pledge Anniversary Event; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
Posted Date: Fri, 05/15/2015 - 09:49
While attending the Council on Foundations annual meeting in San Francisco last week, I learned about exciting new trends in philanthropy. The theme that really stood out was the graying lines of business, investing, and philanthropy. For profit companies are being founded with the specific...
Posted Date: Fri, 05/15/2015 - 08:50
When my husband Bob went to Iraq to cover the war, I was worried but didn’t think of it the way families of our soldiers do. After all, he was there as the anchor of ABC News.
Posted Date: Thu, 05/14/2015 - 13:26
Issues: Military and Veterans
Philanthropic leaders today reaffirmed the sector’s long-term commitment to ensuring that America’s military service members, veterans and their families receive the support they deserve. Sector leaders gathered in Washington, D.C. to announce that more than $276,000,000 in cash and in-kind...
Posted Date: Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:58
Issues: Military and Veterans
I’m glad to see so many of you demonstrating your commitment to veterans and their families by joining us here today. With over 2.5 million returning veterans, the scale of the issues facing military families requires an all-hands-on-deck approach that includes community institutions, the private...
Posted Date: Tue, 05/12/2015 - 09:47
Issues: Community Foundations, Corporate Giving Programs and Foundations, Family Foundations, Independent Foundations, Military and Veterans, Private Foundations, Private Operating Foundations, Public Foundations, Re: Philanthropy
In 2009, Blue Shield of California Foundation learned of the increasingly high rates and devastating impacts of domestic violence among military families. Given the incredible stress these families had endured after more than a decade at war, the findings were difficult to hear, but not surprising...
Posted Date: Tue, 05/12/2015 - 08:32
Issues: Community Foundations, Corporate Giving Programs and Foundations, Family Foundations, Independent Foundations, Military and Veterans, Private Foundations, Private Operating Foundations, Public Foundations
The Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge today announced more than $106 million in new commitments to strengthen services and support for millions of veterans and military families throughout America. Five new grantmakers joined more than 30 philanthropic organizations and corporations that...
Posted Date: Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:52
I was a foundation officer and government official in the White House and Pentagon before I became a military family member…before there was a war. Before the Marine I married deployed to combat three times. Before I knew neighbors who faced the knock of a Chaplain and a Casualty Assistance Officer...
Posted Date: Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:00
With a topic taken from the headlines of today’s newspapers, the Annie E. Casey Foundation Atlanta Civic Site in partnership with the Council on Foundation and the Southeastern Council of Foundations conducted a day long learning forum entitled Flipping the Script: Changing the Narrative on Boys...
Posted Date: Fri, 05/08/2015 - 15:36
Issues: Congress, IRA Charitable Rollover, Legal Affairs, Public Policy, Tax Reform, Washington Snapshot
In this week's Washington Snapshot: News from the Hill; Trending in Legal Affairs; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!