Global Philanthropy

The Council on Foundations, Philanthropy Southwest, and Albuquerque Community Foundation are excited to co-host a meeting in the Albuquerque, New Mexico on August 4, 2017 to discuss how work already underway across the Southwest supports achieving the universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Council updates on the 2017 Annual Conference, regulatory challenges in Hungary and China, our new Global Liaisons program, recent and upcoming webinars, and spring convenings for global grantmakers.

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’d like to share the following blog post from the Community Foundation of Ireland. It offers excellent examples of ways a foundation can work to improve the lives of women and girls, and – in the spirit of December 2015’s Global Summit on Community Philanthropy – it’s a testament to the value of cross-border knowledge exchange.

At the Council, we believe that FATF is a global regulatory body that too many foundations do not understand, especially as it relates to their cross-border giving and advocacy for improved enabling environments for grantees around the world. We are, therefore, excited to share a recent webinar from the Global NPO Coalition on FATF which provides a good overview for foundations about what FATF is and what the new standard (Recommendation 8) may mean for nonprofit organizations (including foundations) in the U.S. and around the world.