Council Events

Upcoming Events

Leading Together remains the destination to engage in transformative conversations about how philanthropy can do our part to create a better world and earn the trust necessary to create real change. From June 14-June 17, 2021, the Council will bring together foundation and philanthropic leaders to connect on the critical issues concerning the sector.

As communities and the nation begin the process of recovery, how can philanthropy support a more equitable, inclusive future through civic engagement and advocacy? Join this Leading Together 2021 preconference session to hear from thought leaders, foundation executives, and advocates who are working at the forefront of social change and challenging existing policies that maintain the status quo.

Designed by and for community foundation CEOs, this Leading Together 2021 preconference session will focus on the critical role community foundations play in building community. In partnership with CEONet, this session will explore how community foundations can work together and with their local partners on solutions to the pressing issues we all face.

Join us for this Leading Together 2021 preconference session as we examine the most pressing challenges facing global funders and the communities they support, and how foundations can work more effectively across borders.

Past Events

The Council on Foundations is pleased to partner with the Kansas Association of Community Foundations (KACF) - the host of the online 2020 Annual National Conference for Growing Community Foundations.

The CFUnited 2020 Conference is cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Leading Together 2019 is a gathering of leaders in philanthropy and other influencers in business, government, and academia eager to connect, learn, and share with one another. We take learning and relationships seriously. Talks go deep and connect dots. Connections are welcomed and real.

The Council is excited to once again join the Growing Community Foundation Conference as a Resource Partner in Wichita, Kansas on October 1-3, 2017.

Leading Together is the premier conference for the philanthropic community. It’s a rich, immersive, thought-provoking experience dedicated to exploring the essential role that philanthropy — and you — plays in society to create transformational change.

Philanthropy Week in Washington provides the opportunity to highlight the role and power of philanthropy in our country and across the globe. During Philanthropy Week in Washington, we shine a spotlight on American philanthropy’s critical role as a unique stakeholder in collective efforts to address some of today’s toughest challenges. Working with government, business, civic leaders and nonprofits, philanthropy can be a dynamic partner that leverages its resources and leadership for the common good. The week is also a channel to raise philanthropy’s voices to members of Congress, federal policymakers, and other Washington influencers, and remind them of what philanthropy and government can accomplish together.

We invite all globally-inclined attendees of the 2016 Annual Conference to join us for our Annual Global Philanthropy dinner on April 9th. Dinner will feature a number of leading experts who will discuss how the global migration challenge is impacting communities around the world, the root causes and challenges that have led to growing migration flows, and what role philanthropy can play when responding to this crisis.

The Future of Community: Identity. Purpose. Place

The philanthropic community is coming together to address some of today's toughest challenges. The Council on Foundations' Annual Meeting brings together global leaders from across philanthropy to develop the ideas and strategies that will shape the future.

This year marks the Community Foundation Centennial, and we look forward to celebrating alongside the Cleveland Foundation, the nation's first community foundation. Programming will celebrate the rich legacy and bright future of place-based philanthropy across the country and around the world.