Austin, Texas, is the top spot to be an entrepreneur, make movies, get fit, have a dog, and eat barbeque—but as recently as a decade ago we ranked near the bottom of per capita giving.
In this week's This Week at the Council, you'll find: House Bill is a Big Win for Foundations; Community Foundations are "Coming Home"; Finalists Announced for 2014 Council Awards Program; Take Part in the #CF100 Video Contest; Philant
Dream-maker: The Foundation for the Mid South helps see the possibilities, secure substantial funding
“Dream big.” That’s Ivye Allen’s philosophy when it comes to securing funding and support for local community efforts aimed at enhancing education, health care and other community needs.
In conjunction with our 90th Anniversary, the Connecticut Community Foundation hosted our first online giving challenge, Give Local Greater Waterbury and Litchfield Hills in November 2013.
For nearly 100 years, the California Community Foundation (CCF) has been defined by the diverse passions of the more than 1,700 donors who share a dream for a better future.
Many community foundations are recognizing that impact investing can be a powerful tool in our philanthropic toolbox. Mission investments are investments made by foundations to further their philanthropic goals.
In this week's This Week at the Council, you'll read about: Impact Investing Policy Report Released; Call for Conference Ideas; WATCH: Tax Reform - Charting the Future of Philanthropy; Vote in the 2014 Council Awards Program
Lending a Hand: Southwest Initiative Foundation taps unique micro-financing program to help local entrepreneurs and businesses
Jenni Harris had driven by the Southwest Initiative Foundation thousands of times on her way to work, yet she never really knew what the organization did.
How can we engage older residents while tapping their expertise?
Think back to high school. Senior year, let’s say. How did you spend the Sunday after your prom?