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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

On September 21, the United States became the first high-income nation to join Kenya, Colombia, Indonesia, and Ghana as pilot countries in the SDG Philanthropy Platform. The global SDG Philanthropy Platform, managed by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the Foundation Center, and UNDP, brings together foundations and philanthropists across the world to build partnerships between philanthropic organizations, the United Nations, governments, civil society, and business to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Council on Foundations is pleased to announce that Jeff West has been named its new Director of Corporate Philanthropy. Jeff joins the Council’s member relations team led by Paula Wolferseder Yabar to help advance the corporate philanthropy field and further support the Council’s corporate members and their charitable initiatives.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Data gathered in the 2015 Council on Foundations–Commonfund Study of Investment of Endowments for Private and Community Foundations® (CCSF) show that participating private foundations reported an average return of 0.0 percent for the 2015 fiscal year (January 1 – December 31, 2015), down from the 6.1 percent return reported for FY2014, while participating community foundations reported an average annual return of -1.8 percent compared with 4.8 percent for FY2014.

RE:Philanthropy Blog

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 9:00am

This blog is part of the Council on Foundations' 17 Days, 17 Goals series, highlighting the Sustainable Development Goals and how American philanthropy is working in local communities to achieve these ambitious global goals, at home and around the world.

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 9:00am

This blog is part of the Council on Foundations' 17 Days, 17 Goals series, highlighting the Sustainable Development Goals and how American philanthropy is working in local communities to achieve these ambitious global goals, at home and around the world.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 1:25pm

This blog is part of the Council on Foundations' 17 Days, 17 Goals series, highlighting the Sustainable Development Goals and how American philanthropy is working in local communities to achieve these ambitious global goals, at home and around the world.

Washington Snapshot

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Voter Perceptions of the Charitable Sector; Formal Audit of Trump Foundation is Requested Amid Concerns of Self-Dealing; States File Lawsuit Against DOL to Challenge Overtime Rules; Election Day 2016: More than Presidential and Congressional Races; Government Grant/Contract Challenges Top List of Financial Professional Concerns; New Study on State Regulation and Enforcement in the Charitable Sector; Community Foundations Speak Out About New Rules; and more!
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Ways & Means Subcommittee Holds Hearing on University Endowments; Trump Shares Additional Insight into his Tax Plan; Senate Passes Bill to Improve Water Infrastructure; Koskinen Impeachment Hearing Postponed; DAFs: Appointed or Designated Advisors & Their Advisory Privilege; Voting Rights Under Attack in the States; Ford Foundation Moves to Integrate Disabilities into Inequality Focus; An Objective Comparison of the Clinton and Trump Foundations; and more!
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Chairman Roskam to Hold Another Hearing on University Endowments; Congress Must Address Spending Legislation Before Month Ends; Senator Wyden Releases Discussion Draft for RISE Act; States Face Mounting Deficits; Mississippi Empanels Tax and Spending Review Commission; Tax-Writing Chairmen and Ranking Members Pen Op-ed; NFL Team Makes $1 million Donation to Community Foundations; and more!

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