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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Making grants outside of the United States can be complicated even when there isn’t a global pandemic. COVID-19 impacts communities in different ways and while some countries have robust public health systems, others do not. Additionally, governments are responding in vastly different ways in how they combat the outbreak. Knowing what is happening locally, and what the needs are, is going to be vital to any effort.
Philanthropy is undertaking massive efforts in this country to more effectively collaborate and coordinate quickly among various funders, stakeholders and community partners in response to COVID-19—and all without the power of convening in person. In this time of crisis, what do we need to do differently to more effectively align our resources and better serve community?
From COVID-19 and the CARES Act to the November election – how will philanthropy be impacted? The Council on Foundation’s 2020 Public Policy Summit will engage foundation leaders from around the country to learn from peers, policy experts and government leaders about the most pressing policy issues of the day.
The 2020 HR Retreat, co-hosted by the Council on Foundations and CHANGE Philanthropy, is a unique opportunity to learn, share and grow with other culture, talent and HR leaders in philanthropy. This event is for those committed to fostering a work force and institutional culture rooted in diversity, equity and inclusion.
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: News from the Council; Congress Passes COVID-19 Bill; Executive & Regulatory Affairs Updates, and Happening in the States.
What is in the $2 trillion COVID-19 economic stimulus bill that passed Congress on Friday, March 27? How will the bill impact the philanthropic sector? Join this policy briefing to hear top experts explain what you need to know in order to support your operations and the work of your grantees.
A business can generate goodwill through its philanthropic efforts, and such efforts can be good for business. For instance, the IRS has made clear that foundation expenditures that raise awareness of charitable causes can incidentally enhance the general reputation or prestige of its sponsoring company and this would not be an act of self-dealing. A foundation’s program that generates business or results in an economic benefit for the company, however, regardless of charitable intent, will likely violate the self-dealing rules.
Legal Office Hours for Corporate Foundations & Giving Programs creates an open dialogue between corporate philanthropy/CSR leaders and Council attorneys on the legal questions and pressing issues in response to COVID-19.
Legal Office Hours for Corporate Foundations & Giving Programs creates an open dialogue between corporate philanthropy/CSR leaders and Council attorneys on the legal questions and pressing issues in response to COVID-19.
In these unprecedented times, grantors may decide that converting previously awarded project-specific grants to general operating grants is the best way to support grantees and enable grantees to respond to the needs of their respective communities. Use this sample replacement general operating support agreement to revise or amend your grant agreements.