Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:53am

Despite concerted efforts by the field to advance more diverse, inclusive, and equitable recruitment and retention practices, the proportions of women and racial/ethnic minorities on foundation staff and at the most senior levels of leadership has changed very little over the past five and 10 years, finds a new report from the Council on Foundations.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 10:15am

In a surprise move, on July 24 House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that the tax reform framework will be released later this week. The expectation is that the House Ways and Means Committee will take that framework and turn it into a tax reform bill.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 12:25pm

The Community Foundations National Standards Board, a supporting organization of the Council on Foundations, announced three new board members.

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 2:30pm

For more than 30 years, the Council's Grantmaker Salary and Benefits (GSB) Report has provided the sector with the most comprehensive data on grantmaker staff composition and compensation in the U.S. at community, private (family and independent), and public foundations, as well as other staffed grantmaking entities. Grantmakers rely on this annual report to plan budgets, benchmark personnel policies and practices, determine salary levels for new and existing staff, and more. In collaboration with our partners at Mission Investors Exchange, we included an impact investing specific staff position in the 2017 survey to highlight philanthropy's staffing response to an area of rapidly growing interest.

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 1:30pm

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.

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 11:45am

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.)

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 4:05pm

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.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 1:31pm

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.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 12:16pm

The Council on Foundations released this statement from President and CEO Vikki Spruill regarding the introduction of the CHARITY Act.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 12:16pm

The Council on Foundations released the following statement from President and CEO Vikki Spruill regarding the White House executive order on the Johnson Amendment.