The most comprehensive annual survey of its kind on private and community foundation investment practices and governance. The 244 foundations participating in the 2014 CCSF represent $107.4 billion in assets.
The Council on Foundations conducts and partners on national research focused on foundation management, grantmaker compensation, governance, and investment performance and practices. Use our research tools and publications to benchmark your policies and practices against peers in the field and better understand trends affecting grantmaker operations.
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This report offers the most comprehensive information available on staff composition and compensation for U.S. foundations.
The 2014 Board Compensation Tables provide foundations with tools to benchmark their board compensation practices against peers in the field.
The 2014 Salary Tables provide aggregate information on staff salaries among U.S. foundations and corporate giving programs.
At a time when donor advised funds are growing in popularity and awarding many grants that support community programs, this research is designed to understand current practices, identify the extent of exemplary practices, and inform the community foundati
The most comprehensive annual survey of its kind on private foundation investment practices and governance. The 153 foundations participating in the 2013 CCSF represent $94.1 billion in assets.
Review and compare asset allocation, investment performance, and management practices of community foundations.
What growth trends did the community foundation field experience in FY 2012? "Guideposts Point to New Heights" is an analysis of 2012 data gathered through the Columbus Survey.
The Council on Foundations’ Foundation Management Series provides foundation boards and staff with the tools needed to benchmark their practices and operations against peers in the field.
The Council on Foundations, in conjunction with the Community Foundations Leadership Team, conducted a web-based survey of community foundations in late June through August 2008.