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Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Council and HUD are seeking nominations from charitable foundations working with the public sector to improve the neighborhoods and quality of life for low- and moderate-income American for the 2017 HUD Secretary’s Awards for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. The winners of these prestigious HUD Secretary’s Awards will be presented at the Council’s 2017 Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas, in April.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Council on Foundations has announced the names of the 24 promising philanthropic leaders have been selected to participate in the fourth Career Pathways Program. This intensive, year-long leadership development program is designed to foster diverse talent and excellence among the philanthropic sector's senior executives.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Philanthropy News Digest recently spoke with Chris Gates about his new role at the Council and what he — and the Council — can do to help our members prepare for the new administration.

RE:Philanthropy Blog

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 2:25pm

The nature of disruption has been on my mind recently.

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 9:00am

Council President and CEO Vikki Spruill shares her observations from the field based on months of conversations between Council staff and foundation leaders who are grappling with how to understand philanthropy’s role as the new Administration challenges the way our country has traditionally operated. These conversations with members from across the globe and across the sector reveal strategic ways in which foundations are beginning to respond to these uncertain times and common threads in the questions they are asking themselves.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 9:20am

An up to date overview of Basic Rights and Rules for Foundations working with Non-US Citizens, given early 2017 Executive Orders by the Trump administration

Washington Snapshot

In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Council staff meets with Chairman Brady, there is a new member of Ways and Means, and tax bills are not in short supply; The Council sends a letter to Congress about the “Johnson Amendment”; A number of the President’s Cabinet Nominees have been confirmed; The United Nations faces a possibility of decreased funding from the U.S.; In the States - State-Level Opposition to Attacks on Foundation and Nonprofit Nonpartisanship
In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - POTUS Meets with Congressional Leaders About Tax Reform; Cabinet Nominations Progress in Congress; Bill Introduced to Allow Expanded Political Activity by Nonprofits; President Trump Issues more Executive Orders; SCOTUS Nominee Announced; Crackdown on NGOs by Indian and Pakistani Governments; In the States - Challenges to Property Taxes by States Continue; Former Vice President Biden and wife to launch charitable foundation; Opinion: A Statement on Immigration and American Opportunity
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Congress Rolls Out Ambitious 200-Day Plan; President Trump Instates Regulatory Freeze; International NGOs Face New Restrictions with U.S. Grant Dollars; In the States - State of the State Addresses 2017