Community Foundations Centennial

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.

#CF100 Stories

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.

Latest stories:

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#CF100 Themes

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)

Advocating (October)

Direct Services & Action (November)

Learn more about these themes.

How can you get involved?