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.

The Centennial offers a unique opportunity to reflect on the proud history of community foundations. The Council also has an opportunity to broaden the public understanding of community foundations and highlight the unique roles they play in improving communities around the world.

#CF100 Twitter Chat

In December, the Council (@COF_), the Cleveland Foundation (@clevefoundation), and Nick Deychakiwsky (@NickDeychak) of the Mott Foundation hosted a Twitter Chat on the legacy and future of community foundations. 

The conversation focused on topics such as local giving in a global environment, National Standards, and the challenges that lie ahead in the next 100 years of place-based giving. View a summary of the event or keep the conversation going by using the hashtag #CF100.

#CF100 Stories

From February through November of this year, the Council is featuring stories that show how community foundations are addressing critical local and regional issues. In particular, we will look at innovative programs and projects that will shape their communities for years to come. These stories are also featured in the monthly #CF100 Newsletter.

How can you get involved?