Here’s proof you don’t need an endowment to have a significant and disruptive impact on your region’s philanthropic landscape.
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.
You don’t need an excuse to tell a great story.
You simply need a great story.
And every community foundation has a great story to tell. Whether your foundation is large or tiny, or is located in a big city or a small town, it likely has a powerful story of how it is improving its community and enriching lives.
But if you are still looking for an excuse, here’s one: this year marks the 100th anniversary of community foundations.
This study conducted by Forward Change provides a holistic, in-depth picture of the career experiences of 43 philanthropic professionals of color ranging from Program Officers to CEOs working in a diverse array of foundations. The study surfaced a set of potentially common points of entry, career pathways and obstacles of professionals of color in philanthropy, as well as the factors that helped shape those pathways.
Population-focused funds (PFFs) are giving vehicles established by and for members of racial, ethnic, tribal, gender, sexual-orientation, and other identity-based communities to address critical issues within those communities.
This directory contains entries for more than 400 PFFs throughout the United States, serving racial and ethnic groups, women and LGBTQ communities. The Foundation Center sources the data, which is supplemented with data from D5 research.
Over the last two years, the City of Flint has been working on its first master plan since 1960. It serves as a blueprint for land use over the next 20 years.
The Greater Houston Community Foundation donor-centered focus helps philanthropists make a bigger impact
This blog was originally posted by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. Visit their website for more information.
Does it seem to you that we are hearing more about wildfires?
Join the Council for a briefing by Purdue University’s Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) on Monday, August 11 at 1:00 PM ET, regarding mental health issues faced by Active, Guard, and Reserve service members and their families.
In this week's Washington Snapshot:
- August Recess
- Council August Tool Kit
- Dynamic Scoring Hearing
- Eric Cantor Resigns
- New Bills
- Social Impact Bonds Senate Bill
- Regulatory Updates
- And more!
The Elkhart County Community Foundation's mission:
To improve the quality of life in Elkhart County by inspiring generosity.