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Public foundations are grantmaking public charities that gain their funds from a variety of sources, which may include foundations, individuals, corporations, or public entities. Public foundations may engage in fundraising, and may seek broad public financial support. They may or may not have endowments. There is no legal definition of a public foundation, but most dedicate a significant portion of their annual budgets to grantmaking. Most community foundations are also grantmaking public charities.
Since public foundations may be defined in different ways, and there is no official IRS or legal definition of public foundations, it is difficult to arrive at statistics that are fully representative of the field.
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Saturday, April 9
All conference attendees are welcome to attend these preconference events.
Networking Reception for Community Foundations featuring The Harwood Institute
5:15-6:15 p.m. — Georgetown, Concourse Level
Advancing Rural Communities' Economic Success Agenda
Registration and Overview
- Stephanie Powers, Senior Director for Policy and Partnerships, Council on Foundations
- Janet Topolsky, Executive Director, Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group
This year Philanthropy Week kicked off with the Council’s Annual Conference and continued through the week with a host of activities. The conference theme—The Future of Community: Identity. Purpose. Place.—provided a timely and resonant backdrop for Philanthropy Week activities.
Tuesday, April 12
8:15 am–11:45 am
Breakfast to be served at 7:45 am
Recap of Winter Retreat for Foundation CEOs
Monday, April 25, 2016
Community Foundation Day
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast & Registration
Join us as a Partner at the 2016 Annual Conference
The philanthropic community will come together at the 2016 Annual Conference to address some of today's toughest challenges. The Council on Foundations' Annual Conference brings together global leaders from across philanthropy to develop the ideas and strategies that will shape the future.
The Council on Foundations maintains a no-solicitation policy covering all of its conferences, meetings, webinars and other events. In order to provide a distraction-free environment for our members and other attendees, we do not allow solicitation of any kind during any event, including asking for business, soliciting fund management services, distributing grant proposals, or requesting grant funding. Additionally, Council members expect that participation in Council events will not result in future solicitations unless the member specifically invites future contact.
Separate registration is required for all of these events. Space is limited. Register now!