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

Strengthening Philanthropic Giving & Impact Investing in India

This study from Intellecap and the MacArthur Foundation examines the emerging areas of philanthropic giving and impact investing in India as instuments of the country's development.

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.

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The Population-Focused Funds Directory

Population-focused funds (PFFs) are giving vehicles established by and for members of racial, ethnic, tribal, gender, sexual-orientation, and other identity-based communities to address critical issues within those communities

Snapshot of Canadian Foundation Giving in 2015

A brief report on foundations, grantmaking, and issues in 2015 Canadian philanthropy.

India Philanthropy Law Report

This report from the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law contains detailed information on Philanthropy Law in India.