This report from the Council on Foundations and the Kettering Foundation summarizes a two-day symposium the two organizations convened in May 2018 to wrestle with these questions. A group of prominent foundation leaders working at the national, state, and community levels explored how philanthropy can narrow the gap between people and institutions, strengthen public engagement, build civic capacity, and generally bolster democratic norms and practices in the United States.
Karabi Acharya of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation discusses the importance of maintaining a global view for problem-solving as a grantmaker.
Read the summary and view the keynote addresses from This American Moment, a gathering of faith leaders and philanthropists discussing how to bridge religious divides in the nation.
Learn new tools and strategies you can use to defend religious pluralism in America.
Upcoming and past events focused on Bridging Divides.
Bridging Divides focuses on how to strengthen philanthropy’s role as an effective bridge builder in a time when the need to bring together different perspectives is critical for advancing the common good.
Brennan Gould, president and CEO of the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, reflects on the city a year after the "Unite the Right" rally, and discusses the importance of acknowledging and addressing inequality.
Leading Together 2019 is a gathering of leaders in philanthropy and other influencers in business, government, and academia eager to connect, learn, and share with one another. We take learning and relationships seriously. Talks go deep and connect dots. Connections are welcomed and real.
Henry Timms, co-author of the book New Power, will discuss a practical framework for understanding how power is shifting in our society and how to navigate today and in the future.
The Council on Foundations, Interfaith Youth Core and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation convened a national discussion aimed at sparking solutions for the fractured state of religious diversity in America on January 31, in Washington D.C.