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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.)

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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

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

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

Thursday, May 4, 2017

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

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Council on Foundations, which represents nearly 1,000 philanthropic organizations, announced new leadership to its Board of Directors, as well as several new members.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Today, the Council on Foundations released the following statement from President and CEO Vikki Spruill.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Council on Foundations opened its Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas, this week with a special address from President George W. Bush.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council on Foundations (COF) today announced the winners of the 2017 HUD Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships.