Council & Member News Feed

Posted Date: Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:25
The Community Foundations National Standards Board, a supporting organization of the Council on Foundations, announced three new board members.
Posted Date: Tue, 07/25/2017 - 12:20
Former Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking winner Shelley Trott describes Robert Scrivner's legacy and what the award means to her.
Posted Date: Mon, 07/24/2017 - 15:00
July's monthly global update features the Council's first-ever analysis of international giving by large U.S. community foundations, recent and upcoming global events, cross-border philanthropy news, and the Council's 2016 Grantmaker Salary and Benefits (GSB) Full Report.
Posted Date: Fri, 07/21/2017 - 11:34
Director of Private Philanthropy Talia Rivera June update covers the top challenges facing the Council's private foundation members, answers a legal question about lobbying, and shares some upcoming Council events and surveys.
Posted Date: Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:00
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Council submits tax reform comments to Senate Finance Committee; Tax Reform Update: House committee approves budget, takes first legislative step towards tax reform; Senate Finance Committee to consider Mr. Kautter’s nomination today; In the States: Michigan...
Posted Date: Thu, 07/20/2017 - 09:25
The Communications Department's summer intern, Meghan Ervine, shares her experiences visiting the Public Welfare Foundation with other Council interns.
Posted Date: Tue, 07/18/2017 - 13:00
Natalie Ross shares key takeaways from the Council's new report, in collaboration with the Foundation Center, which offers the first-ever analysis of international grantmaking by U.S. community foundations.
Posted Date: Mon, 07/17/2017 - 14:30
The 2017 Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Survey is now open. This annual survey is one of the most important and effective resources for our members and for the field and we encourage you to participate. For more than 30 years, the Council's Grantmaker Salary and Benefits (GSB) Report has...
Posted Date: Mon, 07/17/2017 - 13:30
A first-of-its kind analysis of international grantmaking by large U.S. community foundations has been released by the Council on Foundations and Foundation Center. Local Communities with Global Reach: International Giving by U.S. Community Foundations shows that international grantmaking is...
Posted Date: Fri, 07/14/2017 - 11:45
Data gathered in the 2016 Council on Foundations–Commonfund Study of Investment of Endowments for Private and Community Foundations® (CCSF) show that participating private foundations reported an average return of 6.4 percent for the 2016 fiscal year (January 1 – December 31, 2016) while...
Posted Date: Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:30
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update - Health care debate slows other legislative action, but Congress is still ramping up for tax reform; House Appropriations Committee to consider Johnson Amendment provision in a bill markup today; Senate Finance to hold confirmation hearing...
Posted Date: Wed, 07/12/2017 - 09:12
As we hit the midpoint of 2017, Brad focuses his monthly update on community and economic development.
Posted Date: Tue, 07/11/2017 - 16:00
This month the Council is focusing on Leading Together through strong partnerships. Community Philanthropy Director Brad Ward kicks off the month with the following reflection.
Posted Date: Thu, 07/06/2017 - 13:40
NGOsource's Senior Counsel, Martha Lackritz-Peltier, reflects on her experience at the Council's 2017 Leading Together Conference in Dallas, Texas.
Posted Date: Wed, 07/05/2017 - 16:05
Issues: Press Release
The Council on Foundations announced that it has opened the nomination period for the 2017 Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking. Presented annually, this award recognizes a grantmaker who, with a combination of vision, principle, and personal commitment, is making a critical difference...