One of the simplest steps a foundation can take to leverage its assets in service of its mission is to invest cash locally through community-based financing. Community banking increases access to capital for low-income borrowers and businesses. Cash deposits of $250,000 or less in community financial institutions, credit unions, and regional banks are low-risk FDIC-insured investments that can further a foundation's philanthropic mission while offering competitive rates of return.
Presented in collaboration with Mission Investors Exchange, this webinar will preview some of the impact investing conversations at the Council's 2015 Annual Meeting.
Where you live shouldn’t determine how far you can go in life. The Opportunity Index is the nation’s first tool to holistically measure opportunity in communities. Connecting multiple economic, educational, and civic factors, the Index is a powerful way for states and counties to track and advance opportunity. The webinar included key highlights and trends from the latest data as well as examples of how leaders from the philanthropy, business and non-profit sectors around the country are using it to drive positive change.
Co-sponsored by Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees and the Council on Foundations, learn more about how to message and communicate strategies around immigrant-related grantmaking.
In anticipation of important upcoming regulatory developments that will impact your global grantmaking, the Council hosted this conversation about cross-border philanthropy with Council members and several non-profit law experts.
Sponsored by the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University, this webinar explored the scientific realities behind an important policy issue - veterans and access to health care.
Learn more about how you can maximize the Council's network to further enhance your work in the field. Senior leaders from the Council discussed additional services, initiatives, and updates that have an impact on the larger philanthropic community and Council members.
This webinar gave an update on the National Standards program, highlighted the value of National Standards to community foundation, and discussed the revisions that went into effect in January 2015.
This webinar gave a run-down of everything that happened on Election Day 2014.
Communities across the country are experiencing rapid demographic shifts, and foundations that use place-based giving strategies must adapt their grantmaking to recognize these changes. This discussion explores the multiple ways foundations define place-based philanthropy, its potential challenges and advantages, and the various approaches to this work.