Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Tue, 01/16/2018 - 13:20
The Council on Foundations has joined a growing coalition, which pledges to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ includes more than 300 CEOs of America’s leading companies and business organizations, who have jointly agreed to a pledge to...
Posted Date: Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:30
For some parts of the country, 2018 arrived in full force—with an arctic blast of frigid temperatures in the east and torrential mudslides in the west—all while tax reform brings new unknowns to our work.
Posted Date: Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:25
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Democrats Throw Cold Water on Immediate Fixes to Tax Reform; Tax-Writing Committees Add New Members, New Budget Chair Announced; The Intersection of SALT and Charitable Contributions; Immigration Agreement Could Unlock Funding Compromise; IRS Estimates What...
Posted Date: Mon, 01/08/2018 - 13:35
Issues: Press Release
The Council on Foundations is pleased to announce that Julianne Sobral has been named its new Chief Operating Officer. Julianne comes to the role after serving the last 2.5 years as its Senior Vice President for Operations and Talent Development and having been with the organization since 2013.
Posted Date: Fri, 01/05/2018 - 11:30
Let's all pledge to be resolute about leading and learning together this year. Now, that is a commitment I am willing to make and keep!
Posted Date: Thu, 01/04/2018 - 13:25
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax legislation takes effect; Senate Finance Committee Chairman to retire; Deadline to pass FY18 spending measure looms; Two new U.S. senators sworn in; In the States: State legislatures convene to confront uncertainty caused by the federal tax bill.
Posted Date: Fri, 12/22/2017 - 12:30
The Council on Foundations offices will be closed from December 23, 2017 - January 1, 2018. During this time, Council staff is available to assist our members with their time-sensitive needs. Please dial the membership line directly at 703-879-0645 or email Membership at
Posted Date: Thu, 12/21/2017 - 13:30
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax reform goes to President Trump’s desk for signature; Congress is up against a tight deadline on government funding agreement; In the States: Federal tax bill affects state estate taxes
Posted Date: Tue, 12/19/2017 - 14:00
The Council on Foundations is proud to announce the 24 members of its 2018 Career Pathways cohort, representing the fifth class of the program.
Posted Date: Sat, 12/16/2017 - 10:00
Independent Sector, the Council on Foundations, and the National Council of Nonprofits, collectively representing tens of thousands of charitable and philanthropic organizations, are unified in opposition to the final tax legislation.
Posted Date: Fri, 12/15/2017 - 16:15
Season’s greetings from the Global Philanthropy team here at the Council! It finally feels like winter in D.C. and we’ve even had a taste of snow. Across the world, 2017 has been a year of change and transition. As the year ends, I’ve been reflecting on our program’s impact in 2017, especially as...
Posted Date: Thu, 12/14/2017 - 16:30
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Conference Committee Commences as GOP Leaders Announce a Deal; Congress Avoids Shutdown, Stalls Shutdown Decision; IRS to Pursue Changes to; 1023-EZ in 2018; Clarification on IRS Notice 2017-73; and, In the States: Governors and Lawmakers Prepare for...
Posted Date: Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:00
As 2017 comes to a close, I’ve been reflecting on how much I’ve learned from you this year. When I transitioned to the role of Director of Community Philanthropy in 2016, from running a community foundation in Indiana, it was extremely important to me that I spoke to community foundation leaders...
Posted Date: Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:30
The Council on Foundations is thrilled to be co-hosting the first-ever North American Community Foundations Summit in Mexico City, February 5-6, 2018. More than 120 community foundation leaders will gather in the capital of Mexico this winter to learn new ways to think globally and act locally —...