Council Events

Past Events

The FOTH Congressional Reception is being hosted by the Council on Foundations for friends of the philanthropic sector in Congress, FOTH attendees, and philanthropic colleagues in Washington. Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) and Rep. George Holding (R-NC) will be recognized for their legislative leadership on philanthropic issues that enhance foundations’ ability to serve the greater good and to promote incentives for charitable giving.

This webinar is canceled. The CFUnited Conference is being postponed due of the COVID-19 outbreak. For more information, please see the official conference statement.

A new paper by the Council on Foundations with BNY Mellon Wealth Management and Give2Asia explores key considerations for global families as they seek to achieve their philanthropic goals globally.

In this "Lunch with Legal Counsel," Bryan Del Rosario, Staff Counsel of Legal Affairs, discussed cyber risk and the law, the crucial role of leadership in managing risk, incident response and designing and implementing a mitigation strategy.

Hosted by Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS), the session will have representatives of the Spanish Association of Foundations (AEF), the Council on Foundations and the European Foundation Centre (EFC) to talk about what goes on behind the scenes in the successful strategies to promote an enabling environment for civil society and philanthropy to thrive.

The Council launched a new approach to membership to better reflect the diversity of the field, but what does that mean for you? Join this members-only conference call to hear more about the model, understand the new renewal process and get your questions answered by Council staff.

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.

The Council launched a new approach to membership to better reflect the diversity of the field, but what does that mean for you? Join this members-only conference call to hear more about the model, understand the new renewal process and get your questions answered by Council staff.

The Council launched a new approach to membership to better reflect the diversity of the field, but what does that mean for you? Join this members-only conference call to hear more about the model, understand the new renewal process and get your questions answered by Council staff.

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.

Community Foundation Week (#COMMUNITYFNDWEEK) is a prime opportunity to highlight the critical role of community philanthropy in supporting a thriving local community.

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.

The Council launched a new approach to membership to better reflect the diversity of the field, but what does that mean for you? Join this members-only conference call to hear more about the model, understand the new renewal process and get your questions answered by Council staff.

The Council launched a new approach to membership to better reflect the diversity of the field, but what does that mean for you? Join this members-only conference call to hear more about the model, understand the new renewal process and get your questions answered by Council staff.

In partnership with Kansas Association of Community Foundations, we are excited to host an in-person, interactive visioning session during the Growing Community Foundations Conference in Wichita, Kansas. We will explore key questions that will guide the Council on Foundations' work into the future. Join us to help reimagine our vision and value to the field.

In partnership with Philanthropy New York, we are excited to host an in-person, interactive visioning session in New York City. We will explore key questions that will guide the Council on Foundations' work into the future. Join us to help reimagine our vision and value to the field.

This Summit provides community, tools, expertise, and resources for attendees to make well-informed financial decisions to leverage endowed funds for maximum social benefit.

Reserve September 11-12, 2019 for the premier convening for human resource leads of foundations to learn about trending topics, network, and gain valuable insight into complex HR issues. We are excited to welcome you to Atlanta for our fifth year!

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.

Led by Suzanne Friday, Vice President of Legal Affairs, and Lindsay Mason, Director of Corporate Philanthropy, this workshop is organized to ensure common legal questions for administering grants, board governance and charitable giving activities are addressed. Bryan will provide technical and practical understanding of complex rules and regulations impacting corporate foundations and giving programs.

Taught by the Fund Evaluation Group, this webinar explores some of the issues in crafting and developing an investment strategy for community foundations.

Philanthropy has responded generously to a range of extreme natural events over the past few years, from wildfires to earthquakes to floods to hurricanes and to heatwaves.Recent extreme natural events have exposed the vulnerability of marginalized communities – especially low-income communities and communities of color – in preparing for and responding to disasters. However, we have largely ignored the underlying mechanisms that contribute to racial, gender, and wealth inequality long after a disaster.

This call will provide an opportunity for us to listen and learn from you as we explore key questions that will guide our work into the future. Join us to help reimagine our vision and value to the field.

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 partnership with Southern California Grantmakers, we are excited to host an in-person, interactive visioning session in Los Angeles. We will explore key questions that will guide the Council on Foundations' work into the future. Join us to help reimagine our vision and value to the field.