Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Wed, 04/25/2018 - 15:30
Economic mobility is inextricably linked with economic prosperity and is the common thread that helps to propel communities forward. We believe that continued education around these issues is necessary at both the staff and board levels and this convening is designed for both audiences.
Posted Date: Tue, 04/24/2018 - 09:45
Over the past several weeks, the Outreach Committee of the Board has had the privilege of hearing from many of you about your hopes and ideas for the Council on Foundations. I’ve personally listened to feedback from members at the Public Policy Summit in Philadelphia a few weeks ago, and at...
Posted Date: Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:15
Global grantmaking and international issues remain a priority for the Council, from our leadership on the Board of WINGS, to programming and resources for global grantmakers and our continued commitment to working on the SDGs. To help lead this work, we welcomed a new Atlas Corps Global Fellow in...
Posted Date: Thu, 04/19/2018 - 15:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Council Hosts Inaugural Public Policy Summit in Philadelphia; Disagreement Over Rescissions Bill Persists in Congress; Package of Bills to Reform IRS Advances Out of Committee; Treasury Announces First Wave of “Opportunity Zones;" Agreement Reached...
Posted Date: Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:00
As we think about the future of the Council, I personally have been reflecting on the role the Council must play moving forward—not just what it’s been for the past 70 years, but the changing context that is shaping the future of community foundations.
Posted Date: Wed, 04/11/2018 - 12:30
Foundations who wish to provide nonpartisan support to encourage voter participation and strengthen democracy now have comprehensive new resources. On Thursday, April 12, the Council on Foundations, Independent Sector, and Nonprofit VOTE will release two new toolkits at the Council on Foundation...
Posted Date: Mon, 04/09/2018 - 10:35
As we consider the road ahead for the Council on Foundations, “leadership” is a word that comes up over and over again. The question is how the Council can continue to serve the broader philanthropic field while also helping to define issues and bring our members together around solutions and...
Posted Date: Fri, 04/06/2018 - 13:00
Members of the COF Board are eager to speak with you one on one, or in groups large or small. Wherever philanthropic leaders are convening, we would be delighted to join you to hear your views, glean your insights and gather your suggestions. No organization can be all things to all people, but we...
Posted Date: Thu, 04/05/2018 - 10:15
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: President, Congressional Leaders Eye Spending Reductions; Trump to Nominate Muzinich for Deputy Treasury Secretary; Updates to IRS Publication 526 Regarding Giving for Natural Disasters; and, In the States: SALT Workaround Enacted in New York, Oklahoma...
Posted Date: Thu, 03/29/2018 - 13:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Omnibus Signed into Law, Averting Another Shutdown; House Continues Push for IRS Reform; Guidance Forthcoming on New UBIT Laws; and, In the States: Interest Grows for Medicaid Work and Volunteering Eligibility Mandates, Making Sure Donations Don’t Determine...
Posted Date: Thu, 03/29/2018 - 10:00
By now you have heard the news that Vikki Spruill has accepted a position at the New England Aquarium and in June will return to the ocean conservation community, where she has deep roots. The Council appreciates Vikki’s leadership and wishes her well. As we turn to seeking a new leader, we want to...
Posted Date: Tue, 03/27/2018 - 14:40
On December 20, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced the first recipient of our 100&Change competition’s $100 million grant: an early childhood intervention for children in the Syrian refugee region co-developed by Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee....
Posted Date: Mon, 03/26/2018 - 01:30
On March 26, the Council on Foundations released the following statement from Javier Alberto Soto, President of the Miami Foundation and Chair of the Board of Directors for the Council on Foundations
Posted Date: Fri, 03/23/2018 - 15:56
Natalie Ross welcomes Lindsay Mason as the new director of corporate philanthropy at the Council, highlights a new grantmaking competition, and details upcoming events.
Posted Date: Fri, 03/23/2018 - 11:30