Council News

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Today, Independent Sector and the Council on Foundations, supported by 18 other leading philanthropic and charitable organizations, urged Congress to take immediate action to make permanent the three currently expired charitable giving incentives that are part of the tax extenders package.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

On September 25th at the United Nations, 193 countries ratified the Sustainable Development Goals, a set of global targets that will serve as a new global framework for how governments, philanthropy, non-profits, and the private sector can work together to address challenges all of us and the communities we serve face on a local and global scale. Council staff and I have been participating in conversations about achieving these goals and philanthropy’s critical role in this endeavor. My recent op-ed in the Chronicle of Philanthropy last week underscored this point.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Learn more about online resources and recent webinars for funders working to address the European refugee crisis.

RE:Philanthropy Blog

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 9:34am

The Council mourns the loss of Rick Cohen.

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 5:32pm

Last Friday, a string of terror attacks took place across Paris, killing more than 130 people on a warm, lively Friday evening. The day before, a double suicide bomb attack killed more than 40 people and wounded 200 more in a market in South Beirut. These attacks happened the same week as a bomb at a funeral in Baghdad killed 18 and a Russian airliner killed 224 on board after crashing near Sinai, Egypt.

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 10:00am

Although the Orfalea Fund was created as a limited-life entity, the daily pressure has been mounting since we publically announced our sunset two years ago. Publicizing our end-date brought a new level of focus and urgency to ensuring the sustainability of our efforts in early childhood education, school food reform, and community disaster readiness.

Washington Snapshot

In this week's Washington Snapshot: Urge Congress to Make Charitable Tax Extenders Permanent; New PRI Bill Introduced in Senate; Ways & Means Subcommittees; Input Needed: Council Comments on IRS Gift Substantiation Proposal; FATF Seeks Comments from Nonprofits; State Budget Challenges Continue, Worsen; Community Foundation Week Highlights; DC Bar Event on Private Foundation Rules; and more!
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Don't Miss out on Community Foundation Week; News from the Hill; Regulatory News; Happening Around the Globe; Trending in Legal Affairs; Happening in the States; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!
In this week's Washington Snapshot: Community Foundation Week Starts Next Thursday; News from the Hill; Regulatory News; Trending in Legal Affairs; Happening in the States; Philanthropy News & Op-Eds; and more!