The bonus Module on Sustainable Development Goals is a tremendous addition to the express training program. Module 16 may jog board and staff discussions on systemic change, equity, and the application of the ready-made tool for donor and program development, investments and operations, internal culture building, and alignment of the budget to allow for all to be “rowing” in the same direction.
The Sustainable Development Goals, launched by the United Nations in 2015, are a global framework for development by the year 2030. Foundations are an integral part of this and other global frameworks, such as the World Humanitarian Summit and the Paris Climate Agreement.
These resources will help U.S. foundations and learn about the SDGs, other global frameworks, and the Council’s work on the subject. More information can be found through the Council’s initiative on the topic.
In-Depth knowledge on Sustainable Development Goals & Global Frameworks
In 2020, the Mott Foundation commissioned philanthropic researcher, Dr. Larry McGill, to examine how U.S. community foundations can use the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to lead local revitalization efforts, advance racial equity and recover from the complex effects of the pandemic. The subsequent report aims to help community foundations unpack the SDG framework and use it to create an organized approach to their work toward systemic change.
The Global Goals Mapping Tool is a comprehensive resource that maps giving and volunteerism using both the IRS National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) codes and the United Nations International Classification of Nonprofit Organizations (ICNPO) codes to classify the activity and programs of charities and connect them to the SDGs.
Community Foundations of Canada's new resource provides useful tips and frameworks for community foundations across the world to utilize the SDGs.
Listing of 2020 UNGA side-events that philanthropy and foundation leaders might be interested in attending.
This publication, jointly developed by Fundación ONCE and the European Foundation Centre, focuses on how the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals are serving as a framework for foundations to develop their action on disability inclusion.
The European Community Foundation Initiative report provides in-depth examples of community foundations throughout Europe adopting the SDGs and how they can work towards achieving the goals.
Philanthropy University, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and GSVlabs published a new report on the SDGs and how the various sectors, including philanthropy, can drive progress towards achieving the SDGs.
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors' guide for philanthropy on aligning with the SDGs.
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors' guide for philanthropy to get started with the SDGs.