Today is International Women’s Day (IWD). Celebrated on March 8 of every year, IWD celebrates women around the world and their achievements. IWD has been observed since the early 1900s and the International Women’s Day website documents the evolution of this global celebration. At a time when there are many places and situations where women's rights, equality, health, and safety remain marginalized, IWD is also a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
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.
Below is everything on our site for corporate giving programs and foundations. You can use the filtering options on the right to narrow these results.
Each year, Pennsylvania’s philanthropic sector invests more than $2.6 billion in grant making in the Commonwealth. Uncertainty about national and State public policies and budget realities will make philanthropy’s investments critically important, especially on behalf of vulnerable populations in our communities. Now more than ever, Pennsylvania foundations must come together to define a shared understanding that can amplify the voice of the sector and sharpen their focus on the impacts of policymaking on the social safety net and the non-profit community.
Collaborate & Innovate: Equalizing the Playing Field of Black Business Ownership in the U.S.
This event is a preconference session at the 2017 Annual Conference. It is the first in a series of three sessions focused on entrepreneurship within the Black community.
In April, my tenure as chair of the Council on Foundations’ Board of Directors will end, and I will near completion of my board service, a term bounded by two historic presidential elections and begun when our country experienced an economic collapse rivaled only by the 1929 market crash and the Great Depression that followed.
In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot…
- Tax Reform Update: President Trump addresses Congress, Secretary Mnuchin speaks on tax reform, Chairman Brady vows to repeal the Johnson Amendment, and the Council and colleagues speak out in defense of nonpartisanship
- Legislation to invest in “opportunity zones” introduced in House and Senate
- Ben Carson is confirmed as Housing and Urban Development Secretary
- President Trump orders agencies to focus on regulatory reform
- White House budget aims to increase defense spending, cut domestic programs
It’s officially tax season when the IRS releases its Dirty Dozen List of Tax Scams. We know Council members work hard to be on the right side of the law, but the below info from the IRS can be useful to review with board and staff. Don’t forget, if you ever have a question, the Council’s legal team is here to support you. Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s their list of this year’s most prominent scams:
Launched in 2014, The Veterans Philanthropy Exchange is a learning and sharing forum for philanthropic grantmakers, donors, and corporate giving programs supporting veterans and military family strategies.
Join your peers for discussions about funder collaboration and collective action, a review of lessons learned in veterans philanthropy and partnerships over the past few years, and an exploration of the role that sector might continue to play as a new Administration ramps up, and as the understanding of veterans needs continues to evolve.
It’s been a busy month here at the Council: We’ve been hard at work planning for our Annual Conference in Dallas as well as strategically engaging the new Congress and administration.
Below are a number of updates related to corporate foundations, plus future opportunities for you to engage with us and your peers in the field. Here we go!
Legal Webinar Series
In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot…
- Tax Reform Update: House Republicans face growing opposition to border adjustability
- Charitable Giving Coalition Spends Day Fighting for the Charitable Deduction on Capitol Hill
- IRS makes 1023-EZ data available online
- In the States: State budgets (in brief), and States consider contracting reform commissions