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Investment returns at private foundations rose to an average of 15.6 percent in 2013 – the second-straight year of double-digit average returns – according to the 2013 Council on Foundations-Commonfund Study of Investments for Private FoundationsTM (CCSF).
In this week's This Week at the Council, you'll find: House Bill is a Big Win for Foundations; Community Foundations are "Coming Home"; Finalists Announced for 2014 Council Awards Program; Take Part in the #CF100 Video Contest; Philanthropy and Unaccompanied Children on the US Border; And More!
This afternoon, the United States House of Representatives passed an important legislative package impacting philanthropy, the “America Gives More Act of 2014” (H.R. 4719), with a bipartisan majority vote of 277-130.

RE:Philanthropy Blog

“You can do a lot with $1.” A simple but powerful phrase at the heart of GiVE 365, the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis’ dollar-a-day giving circle. Formed in 2010, GiVE 365 unites and informs emerging philanthropists to make a collective impact on Greater Memphis.

Austin, Texas, is the top spot to be an entrepreneur, make movies, get fit, have a dog, and eat barbeque—but as recently as a decade ago we ranked near the bottom of per capita giving.

Washington Snapshot

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This week's Washington Snapshot came out a day early because the news was just too exciting to wait! In it you'll read about:

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