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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Coming out of a historic meeting that brought together philanthropic leaders from Canada, Mexico and the United States, more than 80 philanthropic leaders have joined in solidarity and pledged to work to reduce poverty and increase opportunity for all across North America. This commitment marks the first multinational pledge of philanthropic leaders in North America to connect, learn, and exchange across borders in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Monday, February 12, 2018

Community foundations are critically important local leaders who bring a wealth of knowledge to driving change locally. To address the systemic challenges impacting our communities, we are committed to building coalitions with government, business, the nonprofit sector and others to bring together local voices and create a world that is more equitable for future generations.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Nonprofit and philanthropic leaders renewed their call for preserving the Johnson Amendment, the longstanding law that protects their organizations from the divisiveness of partisan politics. The call comes as House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) used the National Prayer Breakfast to express support for repealing this important protection.

RE:Philanthropy Blog

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 10:20am

When I first learned of the Council on Foundations’ Career Pathways program, I wasn’t sure whether I should apply. I was interested by the programs’ goal to increase the number of people of color in senior and executive positions in philanthropy and to thereby deepen capacity for impact in the field, but facing a looming deadline made me think it’d be best to wait until next year.

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 12:10pm

Last week in Mexico City, the Council co-hosted the first ever North American Community Foundations Summit, which brought together more than 200 leaders to discuss how we can truly leave no one behind and achieve the SDGs in North America by 2030.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 9:54am

Philanthropy, at large, is a burgeoning variety of strategies for community innovation, investment, and a true love for people and the world we live in.

Washington Snapshot

In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Brief Government Shutdown Ended with Passage of Budget Deal; Trump Administration Releases 2018-19 Budget; Repeal of Johnson Amendment Raised at; National Prayer Breakfast; President Trump Officially Nominates New IRS Head; FEMA Requests Comments on Natural Hazard Mitigation Strategy; and In the States: Estate Taxes on Legislative Agendas, and Maine Governor Issues Renewed Assaults on Nonprofits, Foundations
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot: Hill Leaders Reach Agreement on Long-Term Budget Deal, Immigration Issue Remains Unsolved; Pay-for-Success Measure Passes with CR in the House; Senate Committee to Hold Hearings on Tax Reform Implementation; Treasury, IRS Release Updated Priority Guidance for 2017-18; and In the States: Property Tax Measures Place Pressures on Nonprofits, Medicaid Work Requirements Challenged in Court
In This Week's Edition of Snapshot:President Delivers First SOTU, Congress Reacts; Mnuchin Urges Action on Debt Limit as Congress Seeks to Prevent Another Shutdown Next Week; Tax-Writers in House Continue Work Post-Tax Reform; HUD and COF Launch Exchange Highlighting Public-Philanthropic Partnerships; USDA Announces 2018 Legislative Principles; and In the States: Colorado Considers Expanding Endowments