External Resources

The Council teams with various philanthropic partners to distribute valuable professional knowledge and thought-leadership to enhance the impact of foundation leaders. If you have any suggestions on additional resources or expertise the Council should offer, please e-mail knowledge@cof.org to share your insight.

In-Depth knowledge on External Content

Amalgamated Foundation 'Hate is Not Charitable' Campaign: Sign-On Campaign for Foundations and Organizations to Pledge to End Hate Funding

As leaders of philanthropic institutions, donor-advised fund providers, and individual philanthropists, we are joining together to take a stand against the twisted use of charitable funds to support organizations that foment hatred.

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Bard Center for the Study of Hate: Mark Hurtubise — Philanthropy Funding Hate Groups

Bard Center for the Study of Hate interview with Mark Hurtubise.

The Potential of German Community Foundations for Community Development

The study from Maecenata Institut aims to determine the potential community foundations in Germany have for community development.

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Anti-Defamation League: Extremist and Hate Groups May be Abusing NonProfit Status

The ADL Center on Extremism (COE) is one of the world’s foremost authorities on extremism, terrorism, antisemitism and all forms of hate. For decades, COE’s staff of seasoned investigators, analysts and researchers have tracked extremist activity and hate in the U.S. and abroad — online and on the ground. The staff, which represent a combined total of substantially more than 100 years of experience in this arena, routinely assist law enforcement with extremist-related investigations, provide tech companies with critical data and expertise and respond to wide-ranging media requests.

Nigeria Philanthropy Law Report

This report from the International Center for Not-for-profit law has detailed information on Philanthropy law in Nigeria.

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Give Local America

A national match day initiative designed to increase awareness of community foundations and the important work we do to support change in our communities. The initiative builds on the successful match day concept that many community foundations are already utilizing, augmenting these efforts with a national pool of matching funds and public relations and marketing campaigns. This is a unique opportunity for the field to work together to elevate community philanthropy in the national media.

2017 Civil Society Organization Sustainability Index

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) presents the fourth edition of the CSO Sustainability Index (CSOSI) for Asia, which reports on the strength and progress of the CSO sectors in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Burma.

The California Wellness Foundation Resource Center on Violence Prevention

This collection of resources provides ideas, best practices and lessons learned about what works in violence prevention — for those who would like to be part of the solution

US Impact Investing Alliance Resources on Opportunity Zones

Get more of the resources you need to learn about Opportunity Zones from the US Impact Investing Alliance.