Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Thu, 10/05/2017 - 14:30
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update: Budget Consideration Maintains Tax Reform Momentum; HHS Secretary Price Resigns; IRS Changes 1023-EZ Form; and In the States: Oregon Supreme Court Upholds Portland Arts Tax.
Posted Date: Wed, 10/04/2017 - 13:55
I work in a small three-person office/private foundation in Queens, New York City. When my boss forwarded me the Career Pathways application last fall, my intent behind my application was to expand my network, reflect on my skills and experience in the sector over the past decade, and connect with...
Posted Date: Tue, 10/03/2017 - 09:00
As the nation observes National Hispanic Heritage Month now through October 15, we recognize the histories, cultures, and accomplishments of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, the Caribbean, and the Americas.
Posted Date: Fri, 09/29/2017 - 13:24
Tax practitioners love “safe harbors” or specific guidelines that can be followed to ensure a taxpayer or exempt organization is in compliance with applicable tax law. For charitable organizations making grants internationally, September 14, 2017 was a good day because the IRS issued Revenue...
Posted Date: Thu, 09/28/2017 - 10:35
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update: Republican leaders unveil tax reform framework; Obamacare repeal bill pulled once again; HUD releases new strategic plan; In the States: State budgets remain in gridlock, Nonprofit responses differ on city demands for payments in lieu of...
Posted Date: Thu, 09/28/2017 - 08:55
Statement from the President and CEO, Vikki Spruill, on Tax Reform.
Posted Date: Wed, 09/27/2017 - 11:00
Updated information about impact and resources for foundations responding to Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Posted Date: Tue, 09/26/2017 - 15:30
Zero, in the context of a healthy world, is the most ambitious number of all. If the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were about making progress to achieve a healthy planet and people, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are about getting to zero, or as close to it as possible. The Global...
Posted Date: Fri, 09/22/2017 - 09:30
Mexico experienced two major earthquakes in the September 2017. The first, hitting the southern coast of Mexico on September 8th, was one of the biggest recorded in the area at a magnitude of 8.1. Only eleven days after this first major disastor, on September 19th, Mexico was hit with another...
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.