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.

Below is everything on our site for private operating foundations. Due to the large number of resources on our website, we highly recommend you use the site navigation or the search feature to find what you are looking for.

The Council is a co-sponsor of this webinar from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, which explored the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and its impact on nonprofits and vulnerable communities.
In this week's edition of Snapshot: News from the Council, News from the Hill, Executive and Regulatory Affairs and Happening in the States.
As the world responds to the impacts of COVID-19, leaders of endowed independent and family foundations are working with their Boards of Trustees and staff to determine how best to respond. Many organizations are considering how they can increase their funding to nonprofits and communities during these difficult times
In this week's edition of Snapshot: News from the Hill, Executive and Regulatory Affairs and Happening in the States.
The Council was a co-sponsor with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy on this webinar, which explored place-based grantmaking and the importance of strengthening local communities and organizations to create a new philanthropic and nonprofit landscape, focused on recovery, that prioritizes equity, partnership and collaboration.
In this week's edition of Snapshot: News from the Hill, Executive and Regulatory Affairs and Happening in the States.
As organizations continue COVID-19 response efforts, HR leaders in philanthropy are thoughtfully introducing innovative practices about returning to work, while coping with new and complex challenges. Join the Council and CHANGE Philanthropy for a facilitated, small-group dialogue to explore the implications of a returning workforce to the office.
COVID-19 has revealed the inadequacies of many foundation and nonprofit virtual strategies. Having an up-to-date cybersecurity strategy is key to ensuring your foundation’s ability to respond to this ongoing crisis while enabling and empowering your nonprofit partners' to accomplish their missions.
In this week's edition of snapshot: Happening on the Hill, Executive & Regulatory Affairs, and Happening in the States.
This is a summary of the fourth bill Congress passed to help with the effects of the coronavirus outbreak. This guide highlights the specific provisions of that bill that may impact the charitable sector.