A new report released today by the Council on Foundations and Foundation Center reveals that global giving by U.S. foundations increased by 29% from 2011 to 2015, reaching an all-time high of $9.3 billion in 2015. With mounting challenges that transcend national boundaries, it’s increasingly important to understand how funds are being allocated to tackle global issues like climate change and the spread of preventable diseases.
Corporate Philanthropy refers to the investments and activities a company voluntarily undertakes to responsibly manage and account for its impact on society. It includes investments of money, donations of products, in-kind services and technical assistance, employee volunteerism, and other business transactions to advance a social cause, issue, or the work of a nonprofit organization. Corporate foundations and corporate giving programs traditionally play a major role in these areas.
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The Council on Foundations and Foundation Center analyzed how US foundations supported international communities, non-profits, and programs between 2011 and 2015 for our report, The State of Global Giving by U.S. Foundations: 2011-2015.
This week Charlottesville will recognize the one-year anniversary of the “Unite the Right” rally that culminated a summer of white supremacist intimidation. Like many of you, I watched in disgust as mobs of angry demonstrators converged on the streets of our city shouting slogans of hate and terror.
Opening Plenary — Harnessing the Momentum, Finding Opportunities, Building Stronger Futures
Thursday, September 6 - 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Editor's Note: The following is an edited version of a Mott Perspectives piece written by Ridgway White, president of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation.
The CCSF report is the field’s most comprehensive and authoritative study on investment and governance policies and practices. The 2017 CCSF studies over 220 private and community foundations that represent over $104 billion in assets. Topics covered include:
Editor's note: This post is one in a series highlighting sessions for the upcoming Endowments and Finance Summit, held in Washington, DC, on September 6-7. The Summit is where foundation leaders – such as CEOs, CIOs, CFOs, Senior Investment Officers and board and investment committee members – converge to dialogue on trends, issues, best practices and innovations dealing with endowments, financial management, business and other professional challenges.
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot…
- Johnson Amendment Attack Reiterated by Sen. Lankford
- Bills to Repeal UBIT Changes Introduced in Senate
- Bill to Reinstate Schedule B Requirements for All Nonprofits Introduced in Senate
- Senate Finance Votes to Advance Treasury/IRS Nominations
- Appropriations Continue Moving Swiftly, Although Roadblock Looms in the Distance
This year, the Council has embarked on a body of work that elevates the collaborative ability of foundations, nonprofits and city municipalities to create social change.