Community Foundation Week 2017


Community Foundation Week (#CFWeek) is a prime opportunity to highlight the critical role of community philanthropy in supporting a thriving local community.

The Council on Foundations will promote #CFWeek through a variety of channels. We hope to work with you to elevate the important work of community foundations. To help you spread the word, we have created a brief Community Foundation Week Toolkit with materials to help you reach out to media, social networks, and government officials.

Together, let's raise awareness for the more than 780 community foundations across the United States that are making vital investments to their communities every single day!

What is #CFWeek?

  • Community Foundation Week, created in 1989 by former president George H.W. Bush, recognizes the important work of community foundations throughout America and their collaborative and innovative approach to working with the public, private, and nonprofit sector.
  • November 12-18, 2017, marks the 28th annual Community Foundation Week, and the 103rd year of community foundations as a force for change in our country.
  • As in years past, Community Foundation Week coincides with National Philanthropy Day (sponsored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals) on November 15.


Community Foundation Week Toolkit - A collection of template materials to help spread the word about #CFWeek in your community: