Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Fri, 04/29/2022 - 09:51
Thank you for the opportunity to provide written testimony for the record on the subject of “Enhancing the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938.” We commend the committee for holding a hearing on this important topic as nonprofit organizations continue to respond to global crises and seek...
Posted Date: Thu, 04/07/2022 - 10:25
Issues: Amplify
Philanthropy can advance important ideas for a nation still emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic and grappling with racial injustice and extreme political division. But we must hold ourselves accountable, too.
Posted Date: Mon, 04/04/2022 - 10:30
Thank you for the opportunity to provide written testimony for the record on the subject of “Examining Charitable Giving and Trends in the Nonprofit Sector.” We commend the committee for holding this hearing during a pivotal moment for nonprofits and their philanthropic partners.
Posted Date: Tue, 03/29/2022 - 16:00
As Americans witness the atrocity of the Russian government’s illegal war on Ukraine, many of us feel frustrated, and even helpless. The forces at work are too large for us to imagine that we can affect them.
Posted Date: Thu, 03/24/2022 - 12:30
Over the past weeks, we have all likely felt deep sadness and concern for those impacted by the Ukraine crisis. The invasion of Ukraine was more than an attack on a country; it has had a destabilizing effect felt across the globe.
Posted Date: Wed, 03/02/2022 - 12:00
Funders around the world have sprung into action to support those at risk during the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Eastern Europe. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24 has already resulted in more than 800,000 Ukrainians fleeing the conflict and seeking refuge abroad. As the conflict...
Posted Date: Thu, 02/24/2022 - 10:00
The Council on Foundations announced today that it will convene a new task force in the coming months to lift up clear ethical standards for members and to underscore philanthropy’s profound responsibility to the greater good.
Posted Date: Thu, 02/17/2022 - 16:00
Since my last update, the ways in which community foundations and other sponsoring organizations utilize donor-advised funds (DAFs) have become a topic of discussion within the broader grantmaking community. Not only did a Council working group release recommendations to guide the use of DAFs, but...
Posted Date: Thu, 02/03/2022 - 15:00
On Feb. 3, 2022, Representatives Pingree (ME-1), Reed (NY-23), Khanna (CA-17) and Porter (CA-45) introduced the Accelerating Charitable Efforts Act, the House companion bill to S.1981.
Posted Date: Wed, 02/02/2022 - 10:00
These recommendations establish new standards to make sure DAFs continue to be a flexible, effective, and transparent vehicle to invest in and support causes and communities that we and our donors care about. Over the coming weeks and months, we will work with the Council to engage the...
Posted Date: Wed, 02/02/2022 - 10:00
The Working Group, which was convened by the Council on Foundations, clearly heard the critics of our field. Their thoughtful recommendations address the core concerns about DAFs while preserving the flexibility that makes DAFs so useful in supporting creative and collaborative philanthropy.
Posted Date: Fri, 01/28/2022 - 13:30
The top Washington headlines for philanthropists, including a White House fact sheet with new federal funds for local communities.
Posted Date: Thu, 01/27/2022 - 11:00
The Council on Foundations (the Council) today announced that its membership has approved the appointment of three philanthropic executives to its board of directors: Srikanth Gopal, Managing Partner of Humanity United; Galen Maness, Chief Operating Officer of the San Francisco Foundation; and Jay...