Community Foundation Events

Upcoming Events

In this "Lunch with Legal Counsel," Bryan Del Rosario will discuss in-depth the tax, regulatory and liability issues, particularly the rules regarding component funds, variance power and material restrictions that demonstrate community foundations are not banks (nor should they act as one) and assets held for the benefit of designated charities are legally the assets of the community foundation.
Join us for a day and a half regional convening focused on community philanthropy as an engine for inclusive community and economic development in Minneapolis, MN.
A review of key insights from the 2017 Council on Foundations-Commonfund Study of Investment of Endowments for Private and Community Foundations.
This Summit will fortify you with the community, tools, expertise, and resources to make well-informed financial decisions to leverage endowed funds for maximum social benefit.
This monthly call is for community foundations staff to connect with the National Standards staff and to ask questions related to the National Standards program.
A premier convening for human resource leads of foundations to learn about trending topics, network, and gain valuable insight into complex HR issues.
Led by Suzanne Friday, Senior Counsel and Brad Ward, Director of Community Philanthropy, this workshop is designed to answer your broad legal questions on administering funds, grants, and community foundation activities.
Led by Bryan Del Rosario, Staff Counsel and Brad Ward, Director of Community Philanthropy, this workshop is designed to answer your broad legal questions on administering funds, grants, and community foundation activities.
The Council on Foundations is inviting executive staff of community foundations for an exchange of ideas to strengthen communities across the United States. As a field, we need come together to discuss the current mischaracterization of donor advised funds, and how we can implement strategies for success for all community foundations.
A well-trained staff and an informed board are critical to the success of community foundations in our fast-changing world. This two-day course helps new and experienced foundation stakeholders build the essential skills they need to balance governance and management.
LEADING TOGETHER is a gathering of smart and pioneering people exploring the intersection of philanthropy and driving communities forward. It’s a place where you find the time to pause, let your mind go free, and think about big ideas and what’s possible.

Past Events

Learn about the 2018 report: State of Global Giving by US Foundations, including where US grants are flowing internationally and who is funding what across the world.
The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) and the Council on Foundations co-hosted an instructive, engaging webinar that unpacked the legal framework for philanthropy in China.
This monthly call is for community foundations staff to connect with the National Standards staff and to ask questions related to the National Standards program.
In a nation deeply divided by partisan politics, we can turn to the work being done at the grassroots in our communities as a source of hope, information, and change. Join us for a conference call with Samuel Bressi, President & CEO of the Lancaster Country Community Foundation, who was featured in the New York Times for LCCF's work in the Greater Lancaster, PA area.
Led by Suzanne Friday, Senior Counsel and Brad Ward, Director of Community Philanthropy, this workshop is designed to answer your broad legal questions on administering funds, grants, and community foundation activities.