Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Fri, 03/16/2018 - 04:00
This month, work on public policy that impacts philanthropy has been a large focus across the Council. Most relevant to global grantmakers, I’ve been working with partners on the US Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA). There are more than seven bills currently proposed in the House and Senate...
Posted Date: Thu, 03/15/2018 - 03:00
The Council on Foundations’ Veterans Philanthropy Exchange hosted a congressional briefing to highlight work underway in veterans’ healthcare and mental health services for transitioning veterans. The briefing, which included leaders from Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Robert R. McCormick...
Posted Date: Fri, 03/09/2018 - 17:00
As you read this, I’ve landed on the beautiful island of St. Croix, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, to engage with community foundations, our federal partners, FEMA, and other associations to discuss how philanthropy helps this U.S. territory, as well as Puerto Rico, continue its recovery from the...
Posted Date: Thu, 03/08/2018 - 00:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Budget Conversations Continue on Capitol Hill; Council and ICNL Hold Congressional Briefing on FARA; Council Submits Comments to Treasury/IRS on DAF Situations; POTUS Nominates IRS Chief Counsel; White House Chief Economic Advisor Resigns; and, In the States...
Posted Date: Tue, 03/06/2018 - 11:30
As part of the North American Community Foundations Summit, we were joined by nine travel scholarship recipients who represented diverse U.S. communities. This compilation of blogs is part of a series in which they share their experiences and observations.
Posted Date: Fri, 03/02/2018 - 09:56
Talia Rivera discusses President Trump's proposed federal budget, including the proposed cuts to the NEA, and provides information on events and webinars.
Posted Date: Thu, 03/01/2018 - 14:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Ways and Means Committee Adopts FY 2019 Budget Views and Estimates Letter; Senior Treasury Official Leaves Agency Amid Tax Reform Implementation; and, In the States: SALT Workaround Bills Advance
Posted Date: Fri, 02/23/2018 - 13:00
Earlier this week, we held a webinar on tax reform and its effect on corporate foundations, an area that many corporate members have asked about since the beginning of the year. During the webinar, the Council’s Senior Counsel, Suzanne Friday, discussed a range of issues, including a provision that...
Posted Date: Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:40
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: JCT Estimates Number of Itemizers Under New Tax Law; IRS Issues Guidelines on New Opportunity Zones; FEMA Seeks Youths; Commerce Releases New Strategic Plan; and In the States: SALT Workaround Bills Advance
Posted Date: Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:20
When I first learned of the Council on Foundations’ Career Pathways program, I wasn’t sure whether I should apply. I was interested by the programs’ goal to increase the number of people of color in senior and executive positions in philanthropy and to thereby deepen capacity for impact in the...
Posted Date: Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:10
Last week in Mexico City, the Council co-hosted the first ever North American Community Foundations Summit, which brought together more than 200 leaders to discuss how we can truly leave no one behind and achieve the SDGs in North America by 2030.
Posted Date: Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Brief Government Shutdown Ended with Passage of Budget Deal; Trump Administration Releases 2018-19 Budget; Repeal of Johnson Amendment Raised at; National Prayer Breakfast; President Trump Officially Nominates New IRS Head; FEMA Requests Comments on Natural...
Posted Date: Thu, 02/15/2018 - 09:45
Coming out of a historic meeting that brought together philanthropic leaders from Canada, Mexico and the United States, more than 80 philanthropic leaders have joined in solidarity and pledged to work to reduce poverty and increase opportunity for all across North America. This commitment marks the...
Posted Date: Tue, 02/13/2018 - 09:54
Issues: Amplify
Philanthropy, at large, is a burgeoning variety of strategies for community innovation, investment, and a true love for people and the world we live in.
Posted Date: Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:30
Community foundations are critically important local leaders who bring a wealth of knowledge to driving change locally. To address the systemic challenges impacting our communities, we are committed to building coalitions with government, business, the nonprofit sector and others to bring together...