The Community Foundations National Standards Board, a supporting organization of the Council on Foundations, announced three new board members.
A first-of-its kind analysis of international grantmaking by large U.S. community foundations has been released by the Council on Foundations and Foundation Center. Local Communities with Global Reach: International Giving by U.S. Community Foundations shows that international grantmaking is becoming more common among U.S. community foundations, which traditionally make grants in locally-bound geographic communities.
Data gathered in the 2016 Council on Foundations–Commonfund Study of Investment of Endowments for Private and Community Foundations® (CCSF) show that participating private foundations reported an average return of 6.4 percent for the 2016 fiscal year (January 1 – December 31, 2016) while participating community foundations reported an average return of 7.3 percent for the same period. (All return data are reported net of fees.)
The Council on Foundations announced that it has opened the nomination period for the 2017 Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking. Presented annually, this award recognizes a grantmaker who, with a combination of vision, principle, and personal commitment, is making a critical difference in a creative way and has demonstrated collaboration, risk, and innovation in the sector.
The Council on Foundations announces the release of the 2016 Full Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Report, largest and most comprehensive report in the United States on grantmaker staff composition and compensation. It highlights a lingering age gap that exists within the philanthropic sector.
The Council on Foundations released this statement from President and CEO Vikki Spruill regarding the introduction of the CHARITY Act.
The Council on Foundations released the following statement from President and CEO Vikki Spruill regarding the White House executive order on the Johnson Amendment.
The Council on Foundations, which represents nearly 1,000 philanthropic organizations, announced new leadership to its Board of Directors, as well as several new members.
Today, the Council on Foundations released the following statement from President and CEO Vikki Spruill.
The Council on Foundations opened its Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas, this week with a special address from President George W. Bush.