Council Events

Past Events

Philanthropy California is offering funders an up-to-the-minute briefing on the fires, local and state agency responses, and how to aid local efforts and avoid fraud. This webinar is co-sponsored by the Council on Foundations, Center for Disaster Philanthropy, United Philanthropy Forum, and League of California Community Foundations.

The Excellence in Public-Philanthropic Partnerships Exchange (Exchange) hosted a webinar featuring the California College Pathways (CCP) Project, which recently received the 2018 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships.

This webinar explores what the legislative outlook for the 116th Congress looks like in light of the outcomes of the 2018 midterm elections.

This monthly call is for community foundation staff to connect with the National Standards staff and to ask questions related to the National Standards program.

Is Your Community Foundation Ready to Share Your Story This #CFWeek?

What do Opportunity Zones mean for foundations and philanthropy?

How can corporate foundations and corporate giving programs structure charitable giving in a way that provides assistance to employees while staying in compliance with tax law?

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.

Join Karon Harden as she discusses Career Pathways, the Council's flagship leadership program, with alumni and hear how the program has helped them in the year since their graduation.

In this “Lunch with Legal Counsel,” Bryan Del Rosario, Staff Counsel of Legal Affairs, discusses expenditure responsibility and the procedures private foundations need to know. 

Listen to three corporate foundations as they explore how companies are taking different approaches to adopting and leveraging SDGs to maximize their impact, both domestically and globally.

The devastation of Hurricane Florence has wide-reaching impacts that will require strategic, long-term investments. The Council co-sponsored this webinar on Tuesday, September 18, with CDP, Southeastern Council of Foundations, and the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities. Look for the CDP 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund, -- details about this fund are provided during the webinar.

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.

Participants will learn about Equity in the Center’s Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture publication and how they can activate organizational levers in order to drive race equity internally and externally.

The ICNL and the Council on Foundations discuss the landscape and changes to philanthropy law in India with experts in the field.

A review of key insights from the 2017 Council on Foundations-Commonfund Study of Investment of Endowments for Private and Community Foundations.

In this "Lunch with Legal Counsel," Bryan Del Rosario discusses in-depth the tax, regulatory and liability issues, particularly the rules regarding component funds, variance power and material restrictions that demonstrate community foundations are not banks (nor should they act as one) and assets held for the benefit of designated charities are legally the assets of the community foundation.

Learn about the 2018 report: State of Global Giving by US Foundations, including where US grants are flowing internationally and who is funding what across the world.

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) and the Council on Foundations co-hosted an instructive, engaging webinar that unpacked the legal framework for philanthropy in China.

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 a nation deeply divided by partisan politics, we can turn to the work being done at the grassroots in our communities as a source of hope, information, and change. Join us for a conference call with Samuel Bressi, President & CEO of the Lancaster Country Community Foundation, who was featured in the New York Times for LCCF's work in the Greater Lancaster, PA area.

Charitable giving surged to $410 billion in 2017, the highest ever, according to the latest Giving USA report, but what do the numbers mean for foundations?

This webinar highlights the value of National Standards accreditation for community foundations of all sizes and educates participants about the history and processes behind National Standards, allowing community foundations to take the leap into accreditation with confidence.

Join foundations and philanthropy serving organizations from across the country for a webinar on July 11th at 2pm EST. "Philanthropy's Role in Strengthening Democracy" is co-sponsored by Council on Foundations, Independent Sector, and Nonprofit VOTE.

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.