Global Philanthropy

The focus of our global program is to support U.S. philanthropy’s engagement globally – including through cross-border grantmaking – but also by applying a global perspective to domestic philanthropy within the United States. We make it our mission to play a key role in facilitating responsible and effective international grantmaking. 

Working closely with partners and policymakers, we advocate on behalf of foundations in the U.S. and around the world to reduce barriers to cross-border philanthropy, and support the development of philanthropy as an essential part of a strengthened global civil society.

Our global work is organized into three buckets of activity, with ongoing projects in each:

  1. Effective Cross-Border Grantmaking
  2. Policy and Regulation of Cross-Border Philanthropy
  3. Convening Conversations on Global Topics

The Council's global program is also spearheading the following initiative:


To see our work and learn more, access the global grantmaking resources on our site. 

Member Benefits

Council members have access to a range of benefits. Our globally-minded members appreciate the following services from our global program:

How can you get involved?

Contact us to let us know the global issues you’re concerned about.