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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Vikki Spruill's opening remarks at the 2016 Annual Conference.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Council submitted a letter on March 31, 2016 in response to a request for information (RFI) issued in February by the Multistate Registration and Filing Project (MRFP)—an organization that works with the National Association of State Charity Officials (NASCO) and the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) to consolidate the information and data requirements of all states that require registration of nonprofit organizations performing charitable solicitations within their jurisdictions. The purpose of these comments is to provide the Council’s input as it relates to need of a single online portal, as well as the Council’s experience and knowledge of online platforms.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Council on Foundations announces the recipients of The Distinguished Service Award, Robert Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking, and the Wilmer Shields Rich Award for Excellence in Communications. These awards recognize excellence in philanthropy and honor exemplary leaders in the field.

Monday, February 29, 2016

eaders from 42 foundations announced today that they have “banned the box” by adopting fair chance hiring policies or ensuring that questions about criminal convictions do not appear on applications for employment with their foundations.

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.

Monday, January 25, 2016

The Council on Foundations has named Hadar Susskind its Vice President of Public Policy, a new position intended to advance the Council’s public policy work on behalf of its members. Hadar joins the Council’s nationally recognized Public Policy and Legal Affairs team led by Sue Santa.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

At a news conference on January 8, San Antonio Mayor Ivy R. Taylor and USAA Chief Executive Officer Stuart Parker announced USAA’s $2.1 million pledge to help end veteran homelessness in San Antonio.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Charitable organizations from around the country applaud Congress for the bipartisan, bicameral passage of the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015.