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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The CCSF report is the field’s most comprehensive and authoritative study on investment and governance policies and practices. The 2018 CCSF studied over 230 private and community foundations that represent over $89.3 billion in assets.
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Philanthropy has responded generously to a range of extreme natural events over the past few years, from wildfires to earthquakes to floods to hurricanes and to heatwaves.Recent extreme natural events have exposed the vulnerability of marginalized communities – especially low-income communities and communities of color – in preparing for and responding to disasters. However, we have largely ignored the underlying mechanisms that contribute to racial, gender, and wealth inequality long after a disaster.
Listing of 2019 UNGA side-events that philanthropy and foundation leaders might be interested in attending.
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From the June 2019 NGA State Summit on Opportunity Zones. Includes OZ overview, current statues, state administrative offices responsible for OZs, relevant state legislation, and update on federal regulations.
Plenary Sessions for the 2019 Endowments & Finance Summit.
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Webinar recording around global regulation of philanthropy.