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Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 3:00pm

You may have started your career in philanthropy knowing that community foundations not only impact the neighborhoods they serve, but also inspire a commitment to the greater good across counties, states, and the country — or you may have learned this along the way. Community Foundation Week, established by President George H.W. Bush in 1989, amplifies the importance of local philanthropy and celebrates the power of the “thousand points of light” that President Bush invoked.

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 11:30am

Advancing the greater good often starts with investing in our local communities. The resources that community foundations hold, whether through agency funds, endowments, or donor-advised funds, have significant potential to shape the future and reflect the values of those communities. When grants from these funds deviate from the foundations’ beliefs and support groups who seek to divide rather than unite, community foundations risk their reputation and the trust of their donors and nonprofit partners.

Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 3:00pm

With the UN General Assembly (UNGA) just a few weeks away, there is no shortage of challenges that will hinder the world’s capacity to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by 2030. From the IPCC’s recent devastating climate report and natural disasters in every corner of the world to the refugee crisis unfolding in Afghanistan – all while the world continues to battle COVID-19 and a vaccine rollout crippled by unequal access and misinformation.

Thursday, August 26, 2021 - 3:30pm

Earlier this month, the Council launched a new Strategic Direction focused on how philanthropy can build the trust needed to advance the greater good. This strategy was developed out of feedback from hundreds of philanthropic leaders over the last two years, as well as support from the Council’s Board of Directors and our Strategy Development Committee, both of which included community foundation leaders.

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 4:30pm

A worldwide pandemic is something that few of us expected to experience in our lifetimes. As the global community continues to struggle through the hardships of containing the pandemic, funders are demonstrating the many ways we can learn from each other, especially in times of crisis.

Monday, June 28, 2021 - 3:13pm

It’s been an eventful month in Congress! In addition to the ACE Act, another bill was introduced last week that will have a significant impact on community foundations – by providing you with new ways of giving scholarships.

Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 4:30pm

Over the last year, corporations of all shapes and sizes have responded in unprecedented ways to the COVID-19 pandemic and calls for racial justice. You’ve leveraged your philanthropic dollars alongside core business operations and employees to drive impact in communities across the US and around the world. It has been inspiring to witness your teams in action and to offer our support where we can.

Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 4:30pm

Foundations and donors of all kinds have responded in creative and impressive ways to COVID-19, as well as the other crises of the previous year. Community foundations have served as beacons of hope and safety, educators and public health outlets, and conduits for vital aid during the pandemic. As things begin to re-open, we can co-create a new normal alongside the diverse people and institutions who have served their neighbors and each other during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 6:04pm

While 2020 has taught us a great deal, I am confident it has bolstered our commitment to see about change in our communities for the good of all. For this reason, I hope you pause this Thursday, which marks Community Foundation Week, (November 12-18th, 2020), to acknowledge the deep-rooted, influential, and meaningful organization you bring forth to the local community.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 5:42pm

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