Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Wed, 01/25/2017 - 16:24
Here are a number of updates related to our global philanthropy program and upcoming opportunities for you to engage with fellow foundations.
Posted Date: Wed, 01/25/2017 - 13:46
Issues: Amplify
For me, the trends to watch this year are all related to capital—and specifically, how the sector can put more of it to work better, faster, and cheaper. Inspired by the 2017 Trends series.
Posted Date: Tue, 01/24/2017 - 16:35
In this Week's Edition of Snapshot: Senate Finance Committee considers Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary; Trump butts heads with House Republicans on key tax reform issue; Council sends letter from Vikki to every Congressional office; IRS issues guidance on rules for private foundation...
Posted Date: Mon, 01/23/2017 - 12:40
The move to Arkansas did represent something brave and bold. But not in the way our friends saw it.
Posted Date: Thu, 01/19/2017 - 11:07
At the Council, we believe that FATF is a global regulatory body that too many foundations do not understand, especially as it relates to their cross-border giving and advocacy for improved enabling environments for grantees around the world. We are, therefore, excited to share a recent webinar...
Posted Date: Tue, 01/17/2017 - 15:18
As the nation approaches the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, our society remains conflicted on our ability to be united as a people.
Posted Date: Fri, 01/13/2017 - 15:34
Monday, January 16, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day (MLK Day), a federal holiday in the U.S. The fact that a federal holiday was designated to commemorate the birthdate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is significant - only two other figures have national holidays in the U.S. honoring them: George...
Posted Date: Fri, 01/13/2017 - 12:02
In this Week's Edition of Snapshot: Ways & Means to hold hearing on changes to committee rules; Senate sets deadline to repeal ACA, move closer to tax reform; Treasury requests input on guidance for tax-exempt leases; How Philanthropic is the Trump Cabinet?; in the States - State...
Posted Date: Fri, 01/13/2017 - 11:59
In this Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tuesday kicked off the 115th Congress; the proverbial ball is officially rolling toward tax reform; House and Senate tax-writing committees welcome new members; in the States - NY and DC take action on minimum wage and paid family leave; opinion - nonprofits...
Posted Date: Wed, 01/11/2017 - 09:00
The Council on Foundations has announced the names of the 24 promising philanthropic leaders have been selected to participate in the fourth Career Pathways Program. This intensive, year-long leadership development program is designed to foster diverse talent and excellence among the philanthropic...
Posted Date: Tue, 01/10/2017 - 13:19
Kicking off the new year sharing updates and resources to help you as you prepare and plan for what lies ahead. Find out about trends that will affect philanthropy, learn how best to stay up to date on important policy developments in Washington, D.C., and don’t miss out on great new learning and...
Posted Date: Wed, 01/04/2017 - 11:00
On Jan. 25, Knight Foundation and Council on Foundation are hosting a virtual discussion: Giving Days, Ramp Up, or Wind Down, with foundation leaders on both sides of the effort. Get a preview of the conversation, in the following pieces by The Miami Foundation’s Javier Alberto Soto and Silicon...
Posted Date: Sat, 12/24/2016 - 13:00
The Council on Foundations offices will be closed from December 24, 2016 - January 2, 2017. During this time, Council staff is available to assist our members with their time-sensitive needs. Please dial the membership line directly at 703-879-0645 or email Membership at
Posted Date: Wed, 12/21/2016 - 12:58
A year-end review and reminder how the Council is here to serve our Community Foundations.
Posted Date: Mon, 12/19/2016 - 16:13
This past Friday a diverse group of philanthropic leaders gathered in New York City to discuss the unexpected election results, what those results mean for our nation and what they mean for our work, both individually and as a sector.