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

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National Governors Association Opportunity Zones Resource List

From the June 2019 NGA State Summit on Opportunity Zones. Includes OZ overview, current statues, state administrative offices responsible for OZs, relevant state legislation, and update on federal regulations.

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D5: Final State of the Work - Stories from the Movement to Advance Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

D5’s Final State of the Work highlights voices of leaders in the field who share their stories of change and progress. Some are longtime advocates; some are newer enthusiasts. Each of them shares a perspective on what has worked and what challenges remain as they lead their institutions through changes to meet the demands of a new America.

Philanthropy in China

This report examines the concepts, history, and institutions of philanthropy in China.

Catalysing Productive Livelihood

This report from Asia Philanthropy Circle examines opportunities for grantmaking in education in Indonesia

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Disaster Response Resources from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has compiled a useful summary of disaster resources for corporate foundations and giving programs.

South Africa Giving 2017

This report from the Charities Aid Foundation provides an analysis of charitable giving in South Africa.

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Building to Last: A Grantmaker’s Guide to Strengthening Nonprofit Organizations

This guide from the TCC Group provides an overview of how grantmakers can launch or enhance a robust capacity-building program that focuses on strengthening their grantees.

2015 Philanthropy-Joining Forces Impact Pledge Anniversary Plenary Program

Hosted by the Council on Foundations and the Veterans Philanthropy Exchange, organizers announced more than $106 million in new commitments to strengthen services and support for veterans and military families nationwide. Check out the full plenary program!

Sea of Goodwill: Matching the Donor to the Need

From the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Warrior and Family Support, this white paper describes a re-integration trinity of education, employment and health care which serve to improve the quality of life for service members and their families.

India Giving 2019

An overview of charitable giving in India by Charities Aid Foundation.