Private Operating Foundations

Operating foundations are private foundations that use the bulk of their income to provide charitable services or to run charitable programs of their own. They make few, if any, grants to outside organizations. To qualify as an operating foundation, specific rules, in addition to the applicable rules for private foundations, must be followed.

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In case you missed it, last month the Council announced our next leader. We are honored that Kathleen P. Enright will become the Council’s new President and CEO, effective March 5, 2019. For the last 17 years, Kathleen has led Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO). Kathleen’s appointment equips the Council to become a better partner in a rapidly shifting landscape.

The Council on Foundations today announced that Studio in a School Association, a New York City-based program that serves young people by integrating visual arts into teaching and learning, will be awarded the Chapman Prize at its upcoming Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C. on November 28.

Let's face it; planning an event for your organization can be daunting. In this webinar offered as part of #CFWeek, Council Meeting Manager and negotiator extraordinaire Tselote Hailemariam shares her best practices on getting the best deals and making your budgeted dollars stretch as far as possible when planning the next event for your community foundation.

Does your organization provide parking/transportation benefits to employees or do you already file the Form 990-T? If you answered yes to either of those questions, your organization will owe taxes for 2018 and the filing process is going to be different than it was last year. The Council’s government relations and legal experts are teaming up to provide a briefing on:

Once the 2018 midterm elections are in the rear-view mirror, the outlook for the 116th Congress’ legislative agenda will become clearer. If Democrats end up with the majority in the House but not the Senate, how will a divided Congress agree on legislative priorities to advance? If Republicans hold on to majorities in both chambers, will “tax cuts 2.0” remain a top priority in their legislative agenda? Join the Council as we dissect what the makeup of the new Congress means for the philanthropic sector’s public policy strategy moving forward.

The Council on Foundations today announced that Stephen Heintz, President of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, will receive the Distinguished Service Award at its upcoming Awards Ceremony in Washington, DC. The Award is philanthropy’s highest honor and celebrates a visionary leader who embodies the inspirational qualities that define excellence in philanthropy—commitment, courage, entrepreneurship, and impact.

Disaster Overview

Hurricane Michael made landfall on the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 storm that resulted in dangerous storm surge flooding, destructive winds of more than 150 mph and flooding rainfall. As it moved inland, Michael also brought heavy rain and strong winds to other parts of the southeastern United States. Hurricane Michael was the strongest storm to make landfall in the continental U.S. since Hurricane Andrew in 1992. The impacts of the storm has reached 

Last month, Council staff attended events alongside the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). As world leaders discussed critical global challenges, from climate change to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), representatives of civil society, philanthropy and the private sector held hundreds of side meetings exploring how to work across sectors to drive social change.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Day One: Knowledge Development and Group Discussions

10:00 am – Welcome and Introductions

  • Don Cooke, Vice President for Philanthropy, Robert R. McCormick Foundation 

10:45 am – National Update: Veterans Administration Priorities and Desired Funder Collaborations

This report provides salary, benefits, and diversity data for full-time staff at U.S. foundations to aid in budget planning and personnel practice benchmarking. Information is presented by grantmaker type, foundation type, asset size, and geographic location.

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