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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August is here, which means your Members of Congress have ventured outside of the beltway for an extended stay in their districts—otherwise known as your communities.

In this week's Washington Snapshot:

  • Philanthropy Asks Congress to "Grow Philanthropy Now";
  • Learning Opportunity: How Broadband Access Supports Local Priorities;
  • Summit Explores Potential of Pay-for-Success in Education;
  • RS Holds Meeting to Discuss Recommendations from the Sector;
  • Giving USA Releases 2016 Report.

Read all this and more, online now.

Giving USA 2016 was released this week and found that overall U.S. charitable giving from all sources—including individuals, bequests, foundations and corporations—reached an estimated $373.25 billion in 2015. This was an all-time high for the second consecutive year.

The 2016 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Survey is now open. This survey and the resultant reports are valuable benchmarking tools designed specifically to collect compensation and benefits data for positions at community, private (family and independent), and public foundations, and other staffed grantmaking entities. This annual survey is one of the most important and effective resources for our members and for the field and we encourage you to participate. The deadline for participation this year is July 15th.

Editors Note. Since the publishing of this blog post, the Central Florida Foundation is no longer managing the distribution of donations to the OneOrlando Fund. The Foundation will now be administering the Better Together Fund. Read the full statement from the Foundation at www.cffound.org

 

Dear Colleagues,

Last week, I spent a day at the Colombian Embassy with 35 foundations from Colombia. The group was comprised of corporate and family foundations, members of the Association for Family and Corporate Foundation in Colombia (AFE), who co-hosted the event with the Council on Foundations. The goal of the day was for the Colombian delegation to learn more about the Council’s work and American philanthropy.

In this week's Washington Snapshot:

  • Senate Philanthropy Caucus Co-Chairs Encourage Colleagues to Join;
  • Machine-Readable 990s to Become Available Next Week;
  • Secretary Kerry Addresses Concerns with New Chinese Law;
  • When to Use Which Fund;
  • Unfunded State Liabilities are Driving Policy Challenges.

Read all this and more, online now!

Council on Foundations 2016 Interns

Toure’ Burgess, Lauren Hamilton, Lauren Wells, Mara Goldman, Sarah Stellwag, and McQuillin Murphy

 

The Council of Foundations’ summer interns are here!

In our continuing blog post series about the 2015 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report (GSB), this week we are tackling the key findings section of the report.

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Members, remember you can download the GSB for free.