Wednesday, April 2, 2014
On behalf of the Council on Foundations, I would like to thank Chairman Camp for his decades of public service to the people of Michigan and to the U.S. House of Representatives. We wish him the very best in months and years ahead.
Monday, March 31, 2014
The Council on Foundations Governance Committee has nominated the following individuals to serve on the Council’s Board of Directors
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Participate now in the in the 2013 Council on Foundations-Commonfund Study of Investments for Private Foundations (CCSF) being conducted by the Council and the Commonfund Institute. This study, now offered for a second year, will enhance the understanding of key trends in the field and of investment practices by private foundations.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Next month, the Council on Foundations and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation are kicking off a new webinar series on issues affecting philanthropy at a national level.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
If you have not yet completed the survey, the deadline has been extended to Wednesday, March 19th. Be sure that your foundation is counted, and know that our team and your colleagues appreciate your time.
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Right now, over 200 leaders from across the philanthropic sector are uniting in Washington, D.C. to tell their lawmakers that thriving philanthropy builds thriving communities. As lawmakers contemplate comprehensive tax reform, individual changes to the tax code and the President’s FY2015 budget, we must ensure Washington understands that tax policy matters to philanthropy.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
President Obama unveiled his Fiscal Year 2015 Budget today, which sets forth the Administration’s spending and policy priorities for the coming year. The Budget presents a fiscal plan oriented around three White House priorities: accelerating economic growth, expanding opportunity for all Americans, and reducing deficits. To cover the cost of these proposals, the Administration seeks to close certain “tax loopholes” it views as providing particular benefit to the wealthy, such as the carried interest deduction. At the same time, though, the President again proposes to limit the charitable deduction.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Due to the winter storm impacting the DC area, the Senate has postponed all votes until Wednesday. In light of this and potentially dangerous travel to and around DC early tomorrow, the chairs of the Caucus and the Council have decided that it would be best to postpone tomorrow’s Senate Philanthropy Caucus Roundtable Discussion.
Friday, February 28, 2014
As President Obama presents his proposed budget and as Congress considers comprehensive tax reform, proposed policy changes could have a significant – and potentially harmful – impact on philanthropy’s effectiveness. That’s why the Council on Foundations is pleased to welcome nearly 150 leaders from throughout the philanthropic sector for the first annual Philanthropy Week in Washington March 3-7, 2014.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
This afternoon Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI-4), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, released a comprehensive plan to reform the individual and corporate tax codes.