Additional Initiatives

The Council is no longer actively working on these initiatives.

Building a More Inclusive Workforce

How can we engage with businesses and public sector officials in identifying strategies that would lead to significant positive impact on the workforce participation of people with disabilities?


Community Foundations Centennial

The Council is proud to mark the 100th anniversary of the nation’s first community foundation, the Cleveland Foundation, by celebrating the impact of the first century of community philanthropy and looking ahead to the next 100 years.


Evolution of American Philanthropy

The Council’s Evolution of American Philanthropy Initiative focuses attention on the fundamental role and impact of philanthropy in American society.

Nonprofit Media

Nonprofit media groups are organizations that seek 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status as public charities. These diverse organizations serve a valuable role in educating citizens through in-depth investigative reporting in order to elevate important social topics, particularly at the local level.


Safe Communities & Violence Prevention

The Council wants to bring more foundations and funders into this work, building on efforts that are already underway, and to raise awareness that safety and freedom from violence is a precondition for much of the work funders already do to be successful.