Council News

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Council supports the President’s proposal to simplify the private foundation excise tax to a single flat rate.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Council on Foundations is pleased to announce that Brad Ward has been named its new Director of Community Philanthropy. He joins the Council’s member relations team led by Paula Wolferseder Yabar to expand the Council’s support of community foundations and other philanthropic organizations focused on community- and place-based philanthropy.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

HUD and the Council are seeking nominations from charitable foundations working with the public sector to improve the neighborhoods and the quality of life for low- and moderate-income residents. The winners of this prestigious HUD Secretary's Award will be presented at the Council's 2016 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. in April.

RE:Philanthropy Blog

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 3:50pm

Recently, I saw the power of what happens when you put a few dozen foundation CEOs in a room together to discuss the future. They generate as many questions for each other as answers, and, as the head of the Council on Foundations, I’d say that’s a great thing for the communities philanthropy serves. After all, learning and leading together is how lasting solutions are made.

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 11:54am

As part of the Learn Foundation Law team, I am excited to announce the launch of our new training course, Working with Government Officials: Rules for Private Foundations. This course is designed to help private foundation staff navigate the rules and regulations surrounding interactions with government officials.

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 5:03pm

Today we celebrate a major victory for community foundations and your donors.

Washington Snapshot

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Ways & Means Working Toward Tax Reform; Primary Season is Officially Underway; Adding Scholarship Restriction for Renewal Purposes; Emerging State Issue: Turning to States to Solve the Impasse Over Obamacare; and more!
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Hatch's Tax Reform Plan Could Impact Nonprofits; First Ways & Means Hearing of the Year Rescheduled; Contributing Trustee Compensation to a DAF; The Year Opens with State Budget Challenges and Opportunities; Op-Ed Calls for the Sector to Strive for Increased Charitable Giving; and more!
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Upcoming Ways & Means Hearing Will Address Tax Reform; New Changes to IRS Advisory Committee on Exempt Organizations; Update: New Jersey Hospital Property Tax Remains in Flux; Illinois Leading Efforts to Implement Federal Grants Reform; Philanthropy is Projected to Increase in 2016 and 2017; and more!

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