At the Council on Foundations, we’ve seen many visionary leaders prove that when corporate contributions are managed as an investment in society, it can become a powerful catalytic force for change. We believe corporate foundations and giving programs serve a powerful function in the landscape of the philanthropy. And, we value any investment of time, talent, in-kind donation or cash grant, that a company voluntarily undertakes to responsibly manage and account for its impact on society.
Through our community of foundations and philanthropic leaders, companies interact within a larger ecosystem of philanthropy and engage in broader conversations about giving to advance the greater good.
To be an effective corporate citizen, corporate grantmakers must maintain high standards, reflect the vision and value of your company, while answering to a host of stakeholders: executive leaders, employees, investors, grantees, and the community-at-large.
We offer a range of tools, information, a global network and practical expertise to help corporate grantmakers lead an effective giving program or efficient foundation, whether large or small.
Council members have access to a range of benefits, however our corporate members most highly value:
Interact and convene with grantmakers across the philanthropic sector.
Legal Services & Consultation
Learn compliance standards, governance and tax regulations from our Legal Team.
A Voice in Washington
Stay informed of corporate public policy and advocacy interests within the ecosystem of philanthropy through the Council representation on Capitol Hill.
- Learn about policy changes such as the private foundation excise tax, donor advised funds (DAF) regulations, changes to the tax code that impact your company.
- Work with Council staff to strengthen your ability to work with government officials and advocate to policymakers on the issues that matter most to your foundation.
Resources & Reports
Research, best practices, stewardship priniciples and other curated content to increase your impact and efficiency.