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Posted Date: Fri, 11/15/2019 - 15:00
If we consider the Internal Revenue Act of 1935 as the start of corporate philanthropy – a time when companies were permitted to deduct 5% of pretax earnings for charitable gifts, it could be concluded that corporations have influenced the philanthropic sector for more than 84 years.
Posted Date: Mon, 10/28/2019 - 10:15
Bandera joins the Council following a long tenure with Council member organization, National Philanthropic Trust (NPT) where she helped shepherd the organization’s rapid growth over 13 years – serving as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Administrative Officer and Treasurer....
Posted Date: Fri, 10/25/2019 - 16:00
Get the latest News From the Hill including updates on the Budget Agreement Passed by the House and more...
Posted Date: Fri, 09/20/2019 - 11:00
West Central Initiative (WCI) is one of six community foundations in Minnesota created by the McKnight Foundation in 1986 to response to the farm crisis. Together, we cover the area of the state called “Greater Minnesota.” We have cities and towns in all of our regions, but we are commonly...
Posted Date: Thu, 09/19/2019 - 12:00
When I first met this cohort, I knew immediately that we were destined for a similar fate. The power to move and change was in the room the first time we gathered, and we’ve already begun to see what we build when we operate in concert. Yes, as individuals, we’re rather wonderful, but as a cohort,...
Posted Date: Wed, 09/18/2019 - 14:00
Since joining the Council’s board last year, I’ve had the honor to support two pivotal decisions that will shape the organization’s future – selecting a new President & CEO and launching the Council’s new membership model. This is an exciting time for the Council on Foundations and I am...
Posted Date: Thu, 09/12/2019 - 09:40
At our Chicago learning session, I was inspired by the approaches of colleagues from the MacArthur, Kellogg, Joyce, Grand Victoria, and California Wellness foundations, alongside friends from BoardSource and the Council on Foundations. Over the course of three days, these brilliant women (yes, they...
Posted Date: Wed, 09/11/2019 - 09:40
During the United Nations General Assembly in late September, Heads of State, government officials, civil society, and the philanthropic and commercial private sector are convening in New York with a focus on Universal Health Coverage (UHC). UHC is a key part of Sustainable Development Goal 3 and a...
Posted Date: Thu, 09/05/2019 - 15:50
The world faces pressing challenges that require global responses – the climate crisis, entrenched inequality, migration, and more. But with international cooperation increasingly at risk, actions taken at the local level are ever more vital.
Posted Date: Thu, 09/05/2019 - 15:00
After working in the philanthropic field for the past 10 years, the Council on Foundations Career Pathways Program gave me the opportunity—and frankly the time—to seriously consider being an executive leader in the sector. It’s not something I could always see for myself.
Posted Date: Thu, 09/05/2019 - 10:00
Issues: Press Release
The Council on Foundations welcomes David Kass as Vice President of Government Affairs and Strategic Communications.