Press Release

The Council on Foundations on Tuesday lauded the introduction of the Workforce Development Through Post-Graduation Scholarships Act by Representatives Darin LaHood (R-IL) and Terri Sewell (D-AL). The bill would allow charitable foundations to administer post-graduation scholarship programs to combat “brain drain,” stimulate regional economic growth, and help address the growing student debt crisis.

Foundations who wish to provide nonpartisan support to encourage voter participation and strengthen democracy now have comprehensive new resources. On Thursday, April 12, the Council on Foundations, Independent Sector, and Nonprofit VOTE will release two new toolkits at the Council on Foundation's Public Policy Summit in Philadelphia: Voter Engagement Toolkit for Community Foundations and Voter Engagement Toolkit for Private Foundations.The toolkits will also available at nonprofitvote.org/foundationtoolkit/.

The Council on Foundations’ Veterans Philanthropy Exchange hosted a congressional briefing to highlight work underway in veterans’ healthcare and mental health services for transitioning veterans. The briefing, which included leaders from Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, Robert R. McCormick Foundationand The New York State Health Foundation, was the latest outreach from foundations and corporate funders who have invested millions to address veterans’ issues over the last four years.