Council & Member News Feed

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 - 11:30
Posted Date: Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:00
Following upon the first-ever North American Community Foundations Summit held in Mexico City February, we invited nine travel scholarship recipients who attended to write about their experiences and observations. This is the second compilation of blogs in that series.
Posted Date: Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Congress Set to Vote on Omnibus Ahead of Friday Deadline; A Recap of Foundations on the Hill 2018; President Trump Shakes-Up Administration; FEMA Announces Webinars to Discuss Strategic Plan; and, In the States: Expanding Minnesota Non-Itemizer Deductions,...
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: 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