Recently, I saw the power of what happens when you put a few dozen foundation CEOs in a room together to discuss the future.
The Year in Review highlights the scope of the Council on Foundation's work in 2015.
Today, the Council on Foundations releases the following statement from its Vice President of Communications Jesse Salazar.
Immigration reform is a hot topic on the national scene as the 2016 presidential election looms.
As autumn begins, the research team at the Council inevitably sees an increase in the number of foundations seeking data on the salaries, benefits, and administrative expenses of their peers.
Foundations use a variety of models in managing their investments.
We have heard from many of you that it would be valuable to have some points to reference as you speak to your colleagues and board about the value of your engagement with the Council on Foundations.
In philanthropy we’ve long known that we play a unique role by addressing society’s most pressing challenges at their root. Our work is distinct from charity – focused less on meeting immediate needs and more on tackling the underlying causes.
Foundations have long taken a role as "neutral conveners" around controversial issues. Many foundation leaders, however, are taking strong stands on critical issues in their communities (e.g. education, health, police brutality, and more).