RE: Philanthropy Blog

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 12:43pm

This is the first in a series of blogs to mark Community Foundation Week, which occurs November 12 – 18. We encourage community foundations to engage with the Council all week via social media using #CFWeek. Be sure to tag us @COF_ so we can retweet your stories of local impact!

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 12:22pm

Since 1978, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has facilitated philanthropic efforts to respond to critical needs in our region. In more recent years, however— especially since the launch of our Innovation Fund in 2012—the Community Foundation has also worked to seed new, innovative approaches to community economic development.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 3:00pm

November ushers in the giving season and time to reflect on achievements met or unmet, and new aspirations for the coming year. Yet, this particularly November, turbulence across America continues.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 8:00am

The Council on Foundations is thrilled to co-host the first-ever North American Community Foundations Summit in Mexico City. I am excited to think creatively and collaboratively with philanthropy peers from across North America to ensure that our changing communities leave no one behind.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 10:00am

We just concluded the third Council on Foundations Endowments and Finance Summit, where more than 100 foundation CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, board members and other leaders met to consider the future of the philanthropic sector. Based on post-event buzz and input from participants, it seems to have been our best Summit yet.

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 10:45am

Updates from Natalie Ross, Senior Director of Global Philanthropy, for October 2017.

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 4:00pm

I know from speaking with many of you that it's been a busy fall, both at the Council and within your organizations. I want to make sure you're aware of some special meetings and calls we're scheduling in the next month so you can get these on your calendars.

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:00pm

From Charlottesville to Las Vegas, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and now the California fires, it has been a devastating couple of months. The Council will continue to activate our support networks and national reach to provide greater scope in backing the community foundations in affected areas.

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 8:45am

As the NFL season has officially kicked off, I am reminded of the positive ways that so many athletes are effecting change off the field.