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

Bringing Foundations and Governments Closer: Evidence from Kenya

This study from The Development Center of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) provides an overview of the current state of collaboration between foundations and the government in Kenya, and offers recommendations for enhacement

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IRS Publication 1771: Charitable Contributions–Substantiation and Disclosure Requirements

Explains the federal tax law for organizations such as charities and churches that receive tax-deductible charitable contributions and for taxpayers who make contributions.

South Africa Philanthropy Law Report

This report from the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law provides detailed information on philanthropy law in South Africa.

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From the Margins to the Mainstream: Assessment of the Impact Investment Sector and Opportunities to Engage Mainstream Investors

In this report the World Economic Forum Investors Industries consulted the senior most decision-makers and portfolio managers of the largest and most innovative investors in the world; this facilitated a more realistic vantage point on the challenges in scaling the sector. Working with this group was also instrumental in raising awareness and knowledge among key stakeholders for taking impact investing from the margins into the mainstream.

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Pluralism in Peril: Challenges To An American Ideal

Learn new tools and strategies you can use to defend religious pluralism in America.

A Call to Action: Sustaining the Groundswell of Support

From the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Warrior and Family Support, this white paper provides recommendations intended to act as a catalyst for State and Local government, and are provided with the premise that needs and opportunities exist on a continuum.

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Goalkeepers 2019 Report

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 2019 report on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Achieving a Sustainable Urban America: SDSN’s first U.S. Cities SDG Index

This U.S. Cities SDG Index aims to set a framework for action and help urban leaders address the many sustainable development challenges affecting their cities.

Giving in Europe: Research on Giving in France

This report, authored by ERNOP, analyzes the data on French philanthropic grantmaking. It assesses the state of research on giving by households, corporations, foundations, and charity lotteries to charitable organizations in France.

Corporate Philanthropy in Kenya: A Report on Nature, Trends, and Engagements by Corporates in Philanthropy

A summary of key findings from the Yetu Initiative on corporate philanthropy in Kenya.