Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Thu, 07/26/2018 - 12:30
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot New Bill to Expand Foundation Scholarship Programs Introduced in House; Ways and Means Unveils Tax Reform 2.0 Summary; Senate Finance to Hold Hearing for Treasury/IRS Nominees; Senate Seeks to Avoid Shutdown Threats by Bundling Spending Bills; Primary Runoff...
Posted Date: Wed, 07/25/2018 - 12:10
Lance Chrisman from the Anthem Foundation outlines the work Anthem and the American Lung Association are doing to decrease smoking in public housing residences.
Posted Date: Wed, 07/25/2018 - 09:00
The Council on Foundations on Tuesday lauded the introduction of the Workforce Development Through Post-Graduation Scholarships Act by Representatives Darin LaHood (R-IL) and Terri Sewell (D-AL). The bill would allow charitable foundations to administer post-graduation scholarship programs to...
Posted Date: Tue, 07/24/2018 - 10:17
A partnership between Rasmuson Foundation and laska Housing Finance Corp. helps Alaskan families out by funding crucial housing development.
Posted Date: Mon, 07/23/2018 - 10:58
Magui Rubalcava Shulman discusses the work Borealis Philanthropy is doing to support constituency-led organizations, outlining why that focus is crucial and discussing how the Scrivner Award, which she won in 2003, helps broaden philanthropy to include those areas that may at first seem risky.
Posted Date: Fri, 07/20/2018 - 14:45
Issues: Amplify
COF takes a trip to the Public Welfare Foundation
Posted Date: Fri, 07/20/2018 - 14:05
The UN’s High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York City this month was an opportunity for governments and partners to review global progress on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). During the meetings, 47 countries completed Voluntary National Reviews to show progress on the SDGs...
Posted Date: Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot Senators, Worried About a Decline in Charitable Giving, Request Information from Treasury; House to Vote on Appropriations “Minibus” with Johnson Amendment Rider; Treasury Rolls-Back Donor Disclosure Requirements, Wyden Disapproves; Tax Cuts 2.0 Update; 2018...
Posted Date: Thu, 07/19/2018 - 11:43
The Greater Cedar Rapids Foundation helps beginning entrepreneurs start their businesses.
Posted Date: Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:33
Debbie Reznick of Polk Bros. Foundation describes the work they've done with Michael Reese and the Chicago Community Trust to improve the health of those experiencing homelessness.
Posted Date: Tue, 07/17/2018 - 11:19
Mary L. Thomas outlines the work the Spartanburg Community Foundation has done in partnership with the Northside Initiative to improve the conditions within the Northside neighborhood in Spartanburg.
Posted Date: Tue, 07/17/2018 - 09:00
The Council on Foundations, the Independent Sector, the National Council of Nonprofits, and the National Human Services Assembly released a statement speaking against a rider included in H.R. 6147 that undermines the Johnson Amendment.
Posted Date: Mon, 07/16/2018 - 10:24
Issues: Press Release
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council on Foundations today announced the 2018 winners of the Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. The awards recognize exemplary partnerships between foundations and government that have been critical in...
Posted Date: Fri, 07/13/2018 - 13:36
Last month at Legal Matters in Milwaukee, among the 50 community foundation colleagues in attendance, I argued that a newly defined role for community foundations is solidifying for the field. That role is to create the atmosphere, culture, and ecosystem for shared ownership of community.
Posted Date: Thu, 07/12/2018 - 11:30
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot Council Sends Letter to the Hill on UBIT Concerns; Rettig Comments on Johnson Amendment, SALT Workarounds in Senate Finance Hearing; President Trump Nominates Judge Kavanaugh to Replace Justice Kennedy; Council and FEMA Announce New Partnership to Assist in...