The Council is proud to mark the 100th anniversary of the nation’s first community foundation, the Cleveland Foundation, by celebrating the impact of the first century of community philanthropy and looking ahead to the next 100 years.
The Centennial offers a unique opportunity to reflect on a proud history, look forward to the next 100 years, and broaden the understanding of what community foundations are and do. By making the Centennial about the issues and the work that community foundations address, the Council can help elevate the public understanding of their unique role in improving communities.
From February through November of this year, the Council is featuring stories that show how community foundations are addressing critical local and regional issues. In particular, we will look at innovative programs and projects that will shape their communities for years to come. These stories are also featured in the monthly #CF100 Newsletter.
Each month, the #CF100 series feautres stories around the following roles that community foundations play in their communities:
Expanding Financial Capital (July)
Community Planning (August)
Building Community Capacity (September)
Direct Services & Action (November)
How can you get involved?
- Share your story by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Attend our Fall Conference for Community Foundations in Cleveland, October 19-22, 2014 (Preconference Programming is October 17-19)
- Plug in to the emerging What’s Next for Community Philanthropy research that the Council is sponsoring with the Monitor Institute via WN4CP@deloitte.com
- Utilize #CF100 in your social media messaging regarding your stories of place-based change
- Purchase the Community Foundation Centennial Portfolio
- Consider hosting a Giving Day in your community