Americans donated an estimated $335 billion to charitable causes, and foundations an estimated $50 billion in 2013 according to Giving USA. These numbers validate President John F. Kennedy’s notion that philanthropy is “a jewel of an American tradition.”
As freshman Giovanni Rosales walks across the campus of California State University, Northridge, he observes two types of students.
Energetic middle school students + determined school administrators + Derby Community Foundation Grant = Pure Magic!
Tim moved to the Derby School District toward the end of his sixth-grade year. He was withdrawn and spent most lunch hours alone in the cafeteria.
“It goes without saying that increased technology has allowed us not only to stay in operation but to thrive and therefore to continue to meet the needs of children and families.”
Bobby Hill, recruitment coordinator for the Virginia Beach Rescue Squad Foundation, loves to tell everyone that he has "the best job in the world." In southeastern Virginia, the Hampton Roads Community Foundation is working to create more Bobby
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.
Think back to high school. Senior year, let’s say. How did you spend the Sunday after your prom?
StoryCorps, a national oral history project, is coming to the Council on Foundations' 2014 Annual Conference: Philanthropy Exchange to record and preserve the stories of our professional network and community.
If you want to encourage break-through approaches to community challenges, the first step just might just to be to devise an innovative grant-making program.
Are you looking for ways to improve innovation at your organization? Sometimes innovative ideas aren’t shared because people don’t know who to take them to. Or, they think that others would judge the idea’s value based on the person contributing it.