Monday, September 25, 2017
Mexico experienced two major earthquakes in the September 2017. The first, hitting the southern coast of Mexico on September 8th, was one of the biggest recorded in the area at a magnitude of 8.1. Only eleven days after this first major disastor, on September 19th, Mexico was hit with another earthquake, at a magnitude of 7.1. Many deaths have been reported from both earthquakes and several major cities including Mexico City, Puebla, and San Juan Raboso have large amounts of rubble, with many people trapped under collapsed buildings.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
The Council on Foundations announced today that Noah Atencio, Vice President of Community Impact for the Community First Foundation in Arvada, Colorado, will receive the 2017 Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
In collaborative partnership, Global Impact, Blackbaud, Council on Foundations and Foundation Center developed a new resource to support organizations in aligning and tracking charitable giving to the United Nations (U.N.) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More specifically, the creation of “Global Goals Mapping: A Resource for Social Good Organizations” supports goal 17, which is to revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. Global Goals Mapping is a comprehensive resource list that maps giving and volunteerism using both the IRS National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) codes and the United Nations International Classification of Nonprofit Organizations (ICNPO) codes to classify the activity and programs of charities and connect them to the SDGs and related targets. It creates a shared alignment resource and common language to support all organizations across sectors in their efforts to map their contributions toward the SDGs.
Monday, August 28, 2017
Updated information about Hurricane Harvey's impact and resources for foundations
Thursday, July 27, 2017
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
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
The Community Foundations National Standards Board, a supporting organization of the Council on Foundations, announced three new board members.
Monday, July 17, 2017
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
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
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.)