Publications

Foundation CEOs and trustees share insights and personal stories related to significant paths of change and how they overcame setbacks. Download a copy and gain best practices to help you successfully lead your foundation, boards and staff.

This report documents some of the reasons and highlights examples of family foundations that have decided to take that step and become global funders.

Disaster Grantmaking: A Practical Guide for Foundations and Corporations

A joint product of the Council on Foundations and the European Foundation Centre, this publication suggests eight principles plus practical tips for grantmakers to consider when responding to emergency situations.

The Principles were created by representatives of more than 40 charitable sector organizations including the Council on Foundations (the working group coordinator), Independent Sector, InterAction and Grantmakers Without Borders, as an alternative to the U.S. Treasury Department's Voluntary Anti-Terrorist Guidelines.

Principles of Accountability for International Philanthropy

The Principles aim to guide and support funders in making better decisions in pursuing their international missions and objectives, and to provide a framework that will encourage and assist more foundations to get involved internationally.

International Corporate Philanthropy Solutions Brief

This solutions brief consolidates lessons learned from roundtable and teleconference discussions and research from the field on international corporate philanthropy.

Technology in Corporate Philanthropy Solutions Brief

This Solutions Brief consolidates lessons learned from roundtable and teleconference discussions and research from the field on technology in corporate philanthropy.

Strategic Communications Solutions Brief

This Solutions Brief consolidates lessons learned from roundtable and teleconference discussions and research from the field on strategic communications in corporate philanthropy.

This publication features 23 philanthropic leaders’ collective discussions of lessons learned around making social change happen, identifying advocacy activities to support, and ensuring these efforts result in long-term community benefits.

Diversity and Inclusiveness Solutions Brief

This Solutions Brief consolidates lessons learned from roundtable and teleconference discussions and research from the field on diversity and inclusiveness in corporate philanthropy.

Corporate Strategic Philanthropy Solutions Brief

This Solutions Brief consolidates lessons learned from roundtable and teleconference discussions and research from the field on corporate strategic philanthropy.

Philanthropy Solutions Brief on Employee Volunteerism

This Solutions Brief consolidates lessons learned from roundtable and teleconference discussions and research from the field on employee volunteerism.

1969 Private Foundation Law: Historical Perspective on Its Origins and Underpinnings

In this paper, an attorney recalls what motivated Congress to place severe restrictions on private foundations and reviews the process of shaping the private foundation legislation and its eventual passage.

Family Foundations and the Law

This cornerstone resource for family philanthropies helps directors, trustees, and key staff navigate the “gray areas” that require professional legal guidance. It provides quick, summarized, user-friendly explanations about basic laws and regulations in a simple question-and-answer format. Now, for the first time since passage of the most significant charitable-reform legislation in decades—the Pension Protection Act of 2006—here’s the one book that incorporates what you really need to know to ensure your family foundation adheres to the letter of the law.