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Friday, July 30, 2021 - 5:00pm

Council offices will be closed from August 2nd through the 6th to give staff time to disconnect and care for themselves and their loved ones. By committing to a culture of empathy, care, and concern, we will be able to better support you. During this week, responses to your inquiries will be delayed.

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 2:00pm

Today, the Council on Foundations announced a new strategy that sets forth a 20-year direction heading for the organization. Motivated by a vision of philanthropy as a trusted partner in advancing the greater good, the Council’s new strategic direction challenges philanthropy to make progress on a set of key outcomes.

Monday, June 28, 2021 - 10:24am

Community foundations and place-based funders should be aware of the impending rental evictions crisis on the horizon. Money is available in every state to help renters who are behind on rent due to the pandemic’s impacts and are at risk of eviction when the federal pandemic eviction moratorium ends on July 31. Challenges lie in the inadequacies of local government systems to execute a fast distribution of these relief funds.

Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 1:37pm

The Council on Foundations applauds the reintroduction of the Workforce Development Through Post-Graduation Scholarships Act (S.2191/ H.R4095) by Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Representatives Darin LaHood (R-IL) and Terri Sewell (D-AL). The bill would allow charitable foundations to provide post-graduation scholarships to help address the growing student debt crisis and stimulate regional economic growth.

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 9:45am

On June 9, 2021, Senators King (I-ME) and Grassley (R-IA) introduced the Accelerating Charitable Efforts (ACE) Act. The Council on Foundations opposes this legislation.

Monday, May 17, 2021 - 2:00pm

The Council on Foundations today announced the two cohorts selected to participate in the 2021 Career Pathways program, a leadership development initiative designed to diversify the talent pipeline for executive roles in the philanthropic sector. The 47 new participants are members of the program’s eighth and ninth cohorts.

Monday, February 22, 2021 - 9:28am

Recent letters to Government Officials that the Council has signed on to.

Monday, February 22, 2021 - 8:57am

Updated information about the impact of 2021 Winter Storms and resources for foundations.

Monday, January 25, 2021 - 10:00am

The Council on Foundations today announced the appointment of four nonprofit leaders to its Board of Directors, as well as the renomination of two current members for a second term. New members include: Martha I. Jimenez, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of The California Endowment; Brandee McHale, Head of Citi Community Investing and Development and President of the Citi Foundation; Jennifer Ford Reedy, President of the Bush Foundation; and Mai-Anh Tran, Chief Financial Officer of the Ford Foundation.

Monday, December 21, 2020 - 12:00pm

Our offices will be closed for the holidays between December 24th and January 4th as we take time to relax with loved ones and prepare to face 2021 with renewed enthusiasm and focus.