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.

This sector-wide survey provides salary, benefits, and diversity data for U.S. grantmaking organizations to aid in budget planning and personnel practice benchmarking.
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: News from the Council; News from the Hill; Department of Commerce; National Telecommunications and Information Administration; Department of Education; and Divergent Views on Donor Disclosures.
This conversation featured foundation leaders who are directly engaged in establishing community funds, grantmaking and actively responding to the coronavirus crisis. We also provided an assessment of the landscape developing for public-private partnerships and shared examples of local collaborations that are naturally forming.
Resources and news for philanthropy's response to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Senate passed the $8.3 billion emergency coronavirus funding package on March 5 that funds the development of new treatments, boosts funding to purchase medical supplies and provides more than $400 million in grants to states and localities for preparedness within 30 days.
Announcements from the Council on Foundations regarding Council operations and commitments during the coronavirus outbreak.
Resources for foundations responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The European Community Foundation Initiative report provides in-depth examples of community foundations throughout Europe adopting the SDGs and how they can work towards achieving the goals.
Philanthropy University, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and GSVlabs published a new report on the SDGs and how the various sectors, including philanthropy, can drive progress towards achieving the SDGs.
The FOTH Congressional Reception is being hosted by the Council on Foundations for friends of the philanthropic sector in Congress, FOTH attendees, and philanthropic colleagues in Washington. Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) and Rep. George Holding (R-NC) will be recognized for their legislative leadership on philanthropic issues that enhance foundations’ ability to serve the greater good and to promote incentives for charitable giving.