Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Thu, 09/21/2017 - 17:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Budget agreement is first concrete step toward achieving tax reform; In the States - Financial shortfalls hamper states' budget negotiations.
Posted Date: Wed, 09/20/2017 - 09:45
Issues: Press Release
The Council on Foundations announced today that Noah Atencio, Vice President of Community Impact for the Community First Foundation in Arvada, Colorado, will receive the 2017 Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking.
Posted Date: Tue, 09/19/2017 - 15:00
It has been an eventful month with back to back hurricanes causing extensive damage in Florida,Texas, and the Caribbean. The Council has been in contact with community foundations in the affected areas to offer our thoughts and has set up some valuable resources which I am sharing in this issue....
Posted Date: Tue, 09/19/2017 - 09:00
In collaborative partnership, Global Impact, Blackbaud, Council on Foundations and Foundation Center developed a new resource to support organizations in aligning and tracking charitable giving to the United Nations (U.N.) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More specifically, the creation of “...
Posted Date: Thu, 09/14/2017 - 17:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Congress Ramps Up Tax Reform Efforts; Treasury Names New Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Tax Affairs; In the States - Nonprofits Balk at Making "Voluntary" PILOT Payments to Boston.
Posted Date: Thu, 09/07/2017 - 16:03
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Tax reform faces competing legislative priorities; Move to weaken the Johnson Amendment advances in the House, NASCO speaks out; Kautter confirmed for key Treasury position; IRS takes steps to encourage charitable giving in the wake of...
Posted Date: Thu, 09/07/2017 - 13:37
Government, charities, and businesses are stepping up to respond to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Jose. In the last week, a flood of new or updated resources were released just in time for National Preparedness Month. Here are some that the Council on Foundations is using to work with our members.
Posted Date: Tue, 09/05/2017 - 15:45
In 2016, women represented over three-quarters of foundation staff in the US but among the largest grantmakers,fewer than half of foundation CEOs were women. In the same year, racial and ethnic minorities made up only 10 per cent of foundation CEOs. Given these statistics alongside current...
Posted Date: Wed, 08/30/2017 - 09:50
When people think of the myriad of partnerships in which the Council engages, the Legal Team may not come first to mind. But the fact of the matter is, the Legal Team regularly engages with other organizations, particularly our regional partners, on behalf of the sector.
Posted Date: Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:42
How poignant and timely that we gathered with HR professionals from around the country to explore what equity means to our foundations just as our nation is grappling with its own diversity conversation in the backdrop of the recent troubling events in Charlottesville, the latest in an...
Posted Date: Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:05
At the Council, we have seen a growing trend in community foundations of all sizes and geographies asking about how to make international grants, often from donor or corporate advised funds. Our latest publication is a new global philanthropy report with the Foundation Center—Local Communities...
Posted Date: Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:00
It’s no secret that the Council on Foundations is an incredible organization to work at. It’s a place filled with helpful, innovative, and brilliant staff and offers many opportunities and valuable experiences in the philanthropic sector. So, it’s no wonder that the interns who have previously...
Posted Date: Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:20
This spring I traveled to Japan, where I had the opportunity to visit the Hosoo textile company in Kyoto. The company was founded in 1688 and has been passed down through 12 generations of the same family, still sitting on the same site. Formerly focused on textiles for traditional garments used in...