Corporate Giving Programs and Foundations

Corporate Philanthropy refers to the investments and activities a company voluntarily undertakes to responsibly manage and account for its impact on society. It includes investments of money, donations of products, in-kind services and technical assistance, employee volunteerism, and other business transactions to advance a social cause, issue, or the work of a nonprofit organization. Corporate foundations and corporate giving programs traditionally play a major role in these areas.

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The persistent scrutiny of nonprofit governance has prompted leaders at many types of organizations to take steps to assure that their own houses are in good legal and financial order. For private foundations, this checklist is a good place to start.

This checklist for developing effective grantee relations was prepared by Jane Kendall, president of the North Carolina Center for Nonprofits and a trustee of the Kathleen Price Bryan Family Fund.

The Council on Foundations’ Foundation Management Series provides foundation boards and staff with the tools needed to benchmark their practices and operations against peers in the field. Containing data from the Council’s 2009 Foundation Management survey, the series consists of three reports: Board Composition and Compensation, Administrative and Investment Expenses, and Fiscal Oversight. Governance and Administrative Expenses: Key Findings provides a summary of survey data from all three reports.

This sample job description for an administrative assistant is shared thanks to the generosity of the Cargill Foundation.

This sample job description for a senior research consultant/foundation grants manager is provided thanks to the generosity of the Blue Foundation.

This is a sample job description for a program officer that can be customized to your foundation.

This sample position description for a manager, corporate contributions has been generously provided by Kraft Foods Corporate Contributions.

The McDonald's Corporation Foundation has generously provided a sample job description for an analyst/assistant manager, corporate communications and social responsibility.  

This sample job description for Vice President, Corporate Social Policy is provided thanks to the generosity of the MONY Foundation.