Corporate Giving Programs and Foundations

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 Career Pathways program is a highly selective pipeline expansion opportunity open to individuals from diverse backgrounds who are currently employed in foundations. The 2022 program applications opened Tuesday, October 5, 2021, and must be submitted by (DEADLINE EXTENDED) Monday, November 1, 2021. Join us for Office Hours with the Career Pathways Council Team to get your unanswered question addressed about the 2022 program and application process!
Is your organization a new Council member or are you new to the Council community? Please join us (virtually) to celebrate you, our newest members, during our 2021 Member Week.
As philanthropy continues to support non-profits and invest in local communities, foundations across the country are looking beyond their grantmaking to better leverage their endowments and investments to further their mission.
This year the Council will host a series of virtual events that will offer members the opportunity to hear directly from Council leaders and peers on some of philanthropy’s most important challenges and opportunities. We hope these free events will provide connection, insight, and inspiration for the future.
Ask Kathleen & Council Leaders about our 2021 - 2025 Strategic Direction and beyond! Send in your questions about the future of the Council.
Answers to questions about participating in the Ask Me Anything taking place December 6, 2021 from 1-2 p.m. on the Philanthropy Exchange.
Council Legal Office Hours for Corporate Foundations & Giving Programs opens the conversation between funders and Council attorney Ben McDearmon to engage in a Q&A discussion around emerging legal questions.
Developed out of a trending conversation on the Philanthropy Exchange (PhilEx), the Council invites you to join a peer-led discussion of how foundations are approaching COVID-19 vaccine policies in their return-to-office planning.
The Council on Foundations (“the Council”) today announced the release of the 2021 Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Report (GSB), an annual analysis of key human resources trends that includes the most comprehensive data on the composition and compensation of U.S. foundations.
Many of us know that the philanthropic community has a critical role to play in addressing the increase in hate and hate crimes, but it’s not easy to figure out how to tackle this work.