Public Foundations

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.

Below is everything on our site for public foundations. You can use the filtering options on the right to narrow these results.

Goal 13: Climate Action

- Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts -

Goal 13: Climate Action

The 2016 Salary Tables provide aggregate information on staff salaries among U.S. foundations and corporate giving programs. This data is typically used by foundations to make staffing decisions and provide appropriate compensation for new hires or existing employees. The 2016 Salary Tables include compensation data from nearly 10,000 full-time employees from the 1,010 organizations that participated in the 2016 survey. Responses came from across the country and the tables examine compensation by position, type of foundation, asset size, and region.

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

- Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns -

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

- Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable -

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

In this week's Washington Snapshot:

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

- Reduce inequalities within and among countries -

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

National Hispanic Heritage Month is observed each year from September 15 to October 15. During this time, we celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, the Caribbean, and the Americas. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson.

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

- Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation -

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

- Promote sustained, inclusive economic growth, full employment, and decent work for all -

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

As we start September, I’m sure many of you are busy with year-end activities, whether it’s a final round of grantmaking, planning next year’s budget and program, or your annual engagement at side events for the U.N. General Assembly and other international events. It’s pretty lively here at the Council too, and I want to share resources and opportunities that are on our radar.