Council 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?


HUD Secretary's Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, in partnership with the Council on Foundations, presents this award emphasizes cross-sector partnerships between the philanthropic and public sectors.

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.


Supporting Veterans & Military Families

Over the long term, the Council will be working to solidify a national leadership role for the philanthropic sector in this emergent national priority.



Sustainable Development Goals & Philanthropy

The SDGs provide a framework for foundations to lead together with governments, civil society, and the private sector to create a better world, in the US and around the globe.


Additional Initiatives

These are other initiatives the Council pursued in the past.