Wednesday, April 15, 2015
On Tax Day, the Council submitted comments to the Senate Finance Committee’s Business and Individual tax reform working groups. We offer our tax reform priorities in response to the Senate Finance Committee request to submit written comments to its tax reform working groups. We expect the Committee will issue a summary report of submissions in the coming months.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Leonard Aube, Executive Director of the Annenberg Foundation, passed away this week. He will be remembered for his courage and vision in serving Los Angeles, and providing over $2 billion in support to more than 2,500 non-profits around the world.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
The Council on Foundations today announced the release of the 2014 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Report, the most comprehensive information available on staff composition and compensation for U.S. foundations and corporate giving programs. Salary information is provided for 35 executive, professional and administrative positions, and the report allows grantmakers to compare compensation to that of their peers by foundation type, asset size, and region.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
As organizations whose networks collectively represent tens of thousands of charities and foundations, we strongly urge all House Members to vote in favor of H.R. 644, America Gives More Act.
Monday, February 2, 2015
President Obama unveiled his Fiscal Year 2016 Budget today, which sets forth the Administration’s spending and policy priorities for the coming year. This year, the Budget presents a fiscal plan oriented around “Middle Class Economics.”
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Today, the Council on Foundations (Council) announced the professional development working groups for its 2015 Annual Meeting in San Francisco scheduled for April 26 – 28. These working groups will be partnering with the Council’s staff and leadership to develop world-class programming that speaks to the core concerns of each foundation type.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Former Council Board Chair Valleau Wilkie Jr. passed away last week after more than 40 years of service in philanthropy.
Monday, December 15, 2014
We have many reasons to celebrate the work we've done on your behalf in 2014.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
This afternoon, the United States House of Representatives failed to advance the Supporting America's Charities Act (H.R. 5806), a milestone bill that would have widely benefited philanthropy and charitable organizations across the country. The vote broke down along party lines, with 275 Members voting for the bill and 149 Democrats voting "no" on the grounds that the provisions are not offset with spending cuts elsewhere. Despite majority support, the bill failed to garner the two-thirds support necessary to overcome procedural challenges.