Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Fri, 10/01/2021 - 13:30
The top stories in Washington this week, including News From the Council, Government Shutdown Averted: Debt Ceiling Looms, IRS Release "Tax Tip" on Charitable Deduction, Child Tax Credit Sign-Up Period Extended to November 15, Congress Discusses Economic Impacts of COVID-19, and Happening...
Posted Date: Fri, 09/24/2021 - 13:00
The top stories in Washington this week, including News From the Council, Congress Juggles Government Funding and Presidential Priorities, Operation Allies Welcome: Assisting Afghanistan Nationals' Resettlement in the U.S. , Child Tax Credit Sign-Up Deadline: October 15, Senate Confirms...
Posted Date: Fri, 09/24/2021 - 11:30
Advancing the greater good often starts with investing in our local communities. The resources that community foundations hold, whether through agency funds, endowments, or donor-advised funds, have significant potential to shape the future and reflect the values of those communities. When grants...
Posted Date: Fri, 09/17/2021 - 13:30
The top stories in Washington this week, including News From the Council, Democrats Propose Tax Changes through Budget Reconciliation, IRS Issues Update on Private Foundation Self-Dealing, Secretary Yellen Warns about Debt Ceiling, OMB Releases Federal Agency Racial Equity Assessment, and Happening...
Posted Date: Mon, 09/13/2021 - 11:14
Nonprofits and their funders know this challenge all too well—an organization has a great idea, so they begin to seek capital from funders or foundations. They hear the same answer regularly – “It sounds like a great idea. Come back to us after you’re further along.”
Posted Date: Mon, 09/13/2021 - 10:30
In response to a rise in anti-democratic extremism and hate groups in the U.S., the Council on Foundations (Council) today released Values-Aligned Philanthropy: Foundations Resisting Hate and Extremism. The report and accompanying online resource hub are part of the Council’s efforts to prevent...
Posted Date: Tue, 09/07/2021 - 11:27
Workplaces across the globe are in flux—and many are changing for the better. With more remote offerings, flexibility, and accommodations, we face a generational opportunity to codify accessibility and inclusion in institutions that have been exclusive for far too long.
Posted Date: Thu, 09/02/2021 - 15:00
With the UN General Assembly (UNGA) just a few weeks away, there is no shortage of challenges that will hinder the world’s capacity to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by 2030. From the IPCC’s recent devastating climate report and natural disasters in every corner of the world to the...
Posted Date: Mon, 08/30/2021 - 11:45
As we continue to navigate a new normal amid a global pandemic, philanthropy has a moral obligation to create spaces for everyone’s voice to be heard, valued, and represented in building common ground to achieve more together. How do we advance the greater good in our community? How do we build...
Posted Date: Thu, 08/26/2021 - 15:30
Earlier this month, the Council launched a new Strategic Direction focused on how philanthropy can build the trust needed to advance the greater good. This strategy was developed out of feedback from hundreds of philanthropic leaders over the last two years, as well as support from the Council’s...
Posted Date: Mon, 08/23/2021 - 11:34
The challenges of the past year have exacerbated inequities around the world and caused many of us in philanthropy to reflect on how we can change our own ways of working to be more effective partners in transforming societal systems for equity.
Posted Date: Mon, 08/16/2021 - 09:30
We are in a moment of dramatic change and re-imagining, what my friend the futurist Ari Wallach calls “The Intertidal”: a significant shift in global human culture and narrative, where what has been gives way to what will be.