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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Foundation CEOs and trustees share insights and personal stories related to significant paths of change and how they overcame setbacks. Download a copy and gain best practices to help you successfully lead your foundation, boards and staff.

20 pages

The Principles were created by representatives of more than 40 charitable sector organizations including the Council on Foundations (the working group coordinator), Independent Sector, InterAction and Grantmakers Without Borders, as an alternative to the U.S. Treasury Department's Voluntary Anti-Terrorist Guidelines.

2005, 14 pages

This solutions brief consolidates lessons learned from roundtable and teleconference discussions, as well as,  research from the field on international corporate philanthropy. Read opinions and insights of leading corporate philanthropists. Learn promising practices from successful and innovative programs. This publication was produced as part of Philanthropy Solutions, a Council on Foundations project that addresses top-of-mind issues in corporate grantmaking in order to promote and facilitate knowledge sharing among corporate grantmakers.

2009, 8 pages 

This Solutions Brief consolidates lessons learned from roundtable and teleconference discussions, as well as, research from the field on diversity and inclusiveness in corporate philanthropy. Read opinions and insights of leading corporate philanthropists. Learn promising practices from successful and innovative programs. This publication was produced as part of Philanthropy Solutions, a Council on Foundations project that addresses top-of-mind issues in corporate grantmaking in order to promote and facilitate knowledge sharing among corporate grantmakers.

2008, 8 pages 

This solutions brief consolidates lessons learned from roundtable and teleconference discussions and research from the field on employee volunteerism. Read opinions and insights of leading corporate philanthropists. Learn promising practices from successful and innovative programs. This publication was produced as part of Philanthropy Solutions, a Council on Foundations project that addresses top-of-mind issues in corporate grantmaking in order to promote and facilitate knowledge sharing among corporate grantmakers.

2008, 8 pages

This report presents 2011 salaries and compensation trends over a wide range of positions and grantmaking entities—community, private (family and independent) and public foundations and corporate grantmakers. Based on actual salaries, the report covers 34 positions and provides mean, median, range, 25th, and 75th percentile figures. In addition to analyzing salaries and compensation trends, the full 2011 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report includes data on staff demographics, salary administration, and benefits.

2011, 88 pages

This report presents 2011 salaries and compensation trends over a wide range of positions and grantmaking entities-community foundations, private foundations (family and independent), public foundations, and corporate grantmakers. Based on actual salaries, the report covers 34 positions and allows grantmakers to benchmark compensation against their peers by foundation type, size, and region. The report also offers extensive information on benefits policies and practices and includes new data on health-care premiums by plan type.

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