Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:34
Director of Private Philanthropy Talia Rivera June update covers the top challenges facing the Council's private foundation members, answers a legal question about lobbying, and shares some upcoming Council events and surveys.
Posted Date: Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Council submits tax reform comments to Senate Finance Committee; Tax Reform Update: House committee approves budget, takes first legislative step towards tax reform; Senate Finance Committee to consider Mr. Kautter’s nomination today; In the States: Michigan...
Posted Date: Thu, 07/20/2017 - 09:25
The Communications Department's summer intern, Meghan Ervine, shares her experiences visiting the Public Welfare Foundation with other Council interns.
Posted Date: Tue, 07/18/2017 - 13:00
Natalie Ross shares key takeaways from the Council's new report, in collaboration with the Foundation Center, which offers the first-ever analysis of international grantmaking by U.S. community foundations.
Posted Date: Mon, 07/17/2017 - 14:30
For more than 30 years, the Council's Grantmaker Salary and Benefits (GSB) Report has provided the sector with the most comprehensive data on grantmaker staff composition and compensation in the U.S. at community, private (family and independent), and public foundations, as well as other...
Posted Date: Mon, 07/17/2017 - 13:30
A first-of-its kind analysis of international grantmaking by large U.S. community foundations has been released by the Council on Foundations and Foundation Center. Local Communities with Global Reach: International Giving by U.S. Community Foundations shows that international grantmaking is...
Posted Date: Fri, 07/14/2017 - 11:45
Data gathered in the 2016 Council on Foundations–Commonfund Study of Investment of Endowments for Private and Community Foundations® (CCSF) show that participating private foundations reported an average return of 6.4 percent for the 2016 fiscal year (January 1 – December 31, 2016) while...
Posted Date: Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:30
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Health care debate slows other legislative action, but Congress is still ramping up for tax reform; House Appropriations Committee to consider Johnson Amendment provision in a bill markup today; Senate Finance to hold confirmation hearing...
Posted Date: Wed, 07/12/2017 - 09:12
As we hit the midpoint of 2017, Brad focuses his monthly update on community and economic development.
Posted Date: Tue, 07/11/2017 - 16:00
This month the Council is focusing on Leading Together through strong partnerships. Community Philanthropy Director Brad Ward kicks off the month with the following reflection.
Posted Date: Thu, 07/06/2017 - 13:40
Issues: Amplify
NGOsource's Senior Counsel, Martha Lackritz-Peltier, reflects on her experience at the Council's 2017 Leading Together Conference in Dallas, Texas.
Posted Date: Wed, 07/05/2017 - 16:05
Issues: Press Release
The Council on Foundations announced that it has opened the nomination period for the 2017 Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking. Presented annually, this award recognizes a grantmaker who, with a combination of vision, principle, and personal commitment, is making a critical difference...
Posted Date: Fri, 06/30/2017 - 09:30
June is Immigrant Heritage Month, a time during which we celebrate our origins as a nation of immigrants. The Council’s staff, its board, it strategic partners, its member organizations and the communities they serve are all inclusive of immigrants. As a national organization and a leading voice...
Posted Date: Thu, 06/29/2017 - 16:15
The Council’s legal team regularly receives questions regarding the data security of foundation operations and donor and grantee information. Lara Kalwinski, Senior Counsel, connected with Lucy Bernholz to find the right expert to break down these issues for us. Meet Josh Levy a fellow at Stanford’...