Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Fri, 05/31/2019 - 15:30
2019 Corporate HUD Award Winners, Council blog post on the 21% Excise Tax on Nonprofit Executives, Legal Matters in LA, and more.
Posted Date: Thu, 05/23/2019 - 16:15
Read on to get updates from the Hill including the latest on the long awaited Disaster Aid funding deal and more.
Posted Date: Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:55
What an incredible announcement on May 19 by billionaire and philanthropist Robert F. Smith who pledged to pay off the student loans of all 2019 Morehouse College graduates. How great for these students. However, as some observe, this incredible gesture of generosity may have a downside in the form...
Posted Date: Wed, 05/22/2019 - 12:10
How can we, as resource providers in the development and humanitarian assistance spaces, shift our focus from isolated capacity improvements to systemic, cascading change driven by leaders on the frontlines? This work begins with exploring the current power dynamics in our relationships with local...
Posted Date: Mon, 05/20/2019 - 10:25
A new report from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute is the first study in 10 years to analyze the landscape of U.S. women’s foundations and funds. Combining interviews and analysis of more than 200 organizations, Women’s Foundations and Funds: A Landscape Study helps fill this knowledge gap and...
Posted Date: Fri, 05/17/2019 - 12:50
Leading Together Conference Highlights, Upcoming Training Opportunities, Foundation Executive Roundtables, and more!
Posted Date: Thu, 05/16/2019 - 16:50
Read updates on new legislation to track effectiveness of opportunity zones, Budget Caps and appropriations, and more.
Posted Date: Wed, 05/15/2019 - 10:45
As companies file their 2018 taxes, several corporate philanthropic leaders have contacted the Council with concerns surrounding the new excise tax. As part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, Section 4960 of the bill imposes a 21 percent excise tax on highly-paid executives of nonprofit...
Posted Date: Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:25
Issues: Press Release
The Council on Foundations today announced that Lumina Foundation President and CEO Jamie Merisotis has assumed the role of Chair of the Board of Directors. Merisotis was elected in November 2018, and began his term as Board Chair at the Council’s Leading Together 2019 conference. He succeeds...
Posted Date: Fri, 05/10/2019 - 16:15
Read Updates on Reimaging Council Membership, What's Happening this Summer at the Council, News, Research and More!
Posted Date: Thu, 05/09/2019 - 16:40
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Preserve Charities and Houses of Worship Act Introduced; Request for Information on Opportunity Zones Regulations; At-Risk Community Index for 2020 Census; and States Continue Enacting Targeted Tax Credits.
Posted Date: Tue, 04/30/2019 - 13:20
Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council on Foundations announced the 2019 winners of the Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. The awards recognize innovative partnerships between foundations and government that have been critical in...
Posted Date: Fri, 04/26/2019 - 16:35
Reimagining Council Membership Updates, Leading Together 2019, Member Highlights, New Resources, Trends and more.