Council Events

Past Events

The Council is excited to once again join the Growing Community Foundation Conference as a Resource Partner in Wichita, Kansas on October 1-3, 2017.

Leading Together is the premier conference for the philanthropic community. It’s a rich, immersive, thought-provoking experience dedicated to exploring the essential role that philanthropy — and you — plays in society to create transformational change.

Philanthropy Week in Washington provides the opportunity to highlight the role and power of philanthropy in our country and across the globe. During Philanthropy Week in Washington, we shine a spotlight on American philanthropy’s critical role as a unique stakeholder in collective efforts to address some of today’s toughest challenges. Working with government, business, civic leaders and nonprofits, philanthropy can be a dynamic partner that leverages its resources and leadership for the common good. The week is also a channel to raise philanthropy’s voices to members of Congress, federal policymakers, and other Washington influencers, and remind them of what philanthropy and government can accomplish together.

We invite all globally-inclined attendees of the 2016 Annual Conference to join us for our Annual Global Philanthropy dinner on April 9th. Dinner will feature a number of leading experts who will discuss how the global migration challenge is impacting communities around the world, the root causes and challenges that have led to growing migration flows, and what role philanthropy can play when responding to this crisis.

The Future of Community: Identity. Purpose. Place

The philanthropic community is coming together to address some of today's toughest challenges. The Council on Foundations' Annual Meeting brings together global leaders from across philanthropy to develop the ideas and strategies that will shape the future.

This year marks the Community Foundation Centennial, and we look forward to celebrating alongside the Cleveland Foundation, the nation's first community foundation. Programming will celebrate the rich legacy and bright future of place-based philanthropy across the country and around the world.