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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Council on Foundations is pleased to announce that Ronald B. Richard, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cleveland Foundation, will receive its Distinguished Service Award. 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.

Monday, March 20, 2017

The Council on Foundations is pleased to announce that Janelle Carter Brevard has been named Vice President of Communications and will lead the Council’s strategic communications efforts to advance its policy and programmatic agenda.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Vikki's keynote address on Partnerships and the SDGs at Global Partnerships Week 2017

RE:Philanthropy Blog

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 9:15am

Maxsalia Salmon, the first Atlas Corps Fellow to serve at the Council, reflects on her journey to the Council.

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 4:15pm

Here are a number of updates related to our global philanthropy program.

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 11:10am

What do Mexico, Pakistan, Indonesia, and the U.S. have in common, when it comes to helping implement the Sustainable Development Goals?

Washington Snapshot

In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Meet our team; Tax Reform Update - ACA repeal faces obstacle following the release of a CBO report; East coast snow storm prompts a bipartisan road trip from Texas to D.C.; The President’s budget is released; President Trump issues new executive order; In the States - More states consider minimum wage hikes, when good tax checkoffs get a bad rap; Opinion - How Congress can spur giving.
In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Council and other foundation leaders meet with Members of Congress; Tax Reform Update - Bill to repeal ACA is introduced, tax reform to follow; The Council files amicus briefs in recent legal cases; In the States - California Speaker establishes select committee on the nonprofit sector
In this Week’s Edition of Snapshot: Tax Reform Update: President Trump addresses Congress, Secretary Mnuchin speaks on tax reform, Chairman Brady vows to repeal the Johnson Amendment, and the Council and colleagues speak out in defense of nonpartisanship; Legislation to invest in “opportunity zones” introduced in House and Senate; Ben Carson is confirmed as Housing and Urban Development Secretary; President Trump orders agencies to focus on regulatory reform; White House budget aims to increase defense spending, cut domestic programs; In the States: States reconsider property tax exemptions; Immigration focus leads to employment status legislation in the states