Based on a survey of more than 250 community foundations that collectively hold more than 90 percent of the field's assets, the 2018 Columbus Survey report found that total community foundation assets increased 0.12 percent on a year-over-year basis, to $86.8 billion.
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This brief and funding recommendations considers the implications of the 'public charge' rule and how philanthropy can mount an effective immediate and long-term response.
Technology Affinity Group has released two new resources as a part of its Cybersecurity Essentials for Philanthropy series. This publication offers best practices and suggestions based on the collective on-the-ground knowledge and experience of philanthropic organizations across North America.
Technology Affinity Group has released two new resources as a part of its Cybersecurity Essentials for Philanthropy series. This publication offer best practices and suggestions based on the collective on-the-ground knowledge and experience of philanthropic organizations across North America.
Charitable Giving Coalition one-pager with talking points on the Universal Charitable Deduction.
Leading a board, committee or community group is tough work. Keeping team members engaged, informed, and moving in the same direction is a must, but you can't overwhelm their inboxes or burden them with using complicated software. Cureo makes it easier with an affordable and easy-to-use engagement hub designed for nonprofits.
Census fact sheet created for the August 2019 Recess features background information, legislation information, and talking points.
UBIT fact sheet created for the August 2019 Recess features background information, legislation information, and talking points.
Charitable deduction fact sheet created for the August 2019 Recess features background information, legislation information, and talking points.
United Philanthropy Forum's 2019 August Recess Guide contains information for PSOs to make the most out of the August recess, including ideas for engaging members of Congress, meeting tips, talking points on key policy issues, and more.
Co-sponsors of the Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act (H.R. 651), Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX), shared a Dear Colleague letter with their fellow representatives, encouraging them to support an above-the-line deduction for charitable donations.
The national Democracy Funders Collaborative Census Subgroup shared the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Census Equity Fund. The Fund supports census preparation and outreach in regions with high proportions of historically undercounted populations and fewer philanthropic resources.
Foundation funding in support of global human rights initiatives totaled $2.8 billion in 2016, up from $2.4 billion in 2015, according to the report from Candid and the Human Rights Funders Network.
As in past years, the Connecticut Giving Report documents charitable giving by individuals, bequests, and foundations as well as philanthropic trends and insights.
The annual Giving in Numbers infographic offers the very first look at the latest trends that are defining the strategies behind corporate social investments.
How has place-based family philanthropy evolved over time? Rather than look first to comparing the contrasting decisions—why a place or issue basis for giving—this study is designed to examine how family foundations and funds committed to place are sustaining (or not sustaining) that commitment over generations.
FCI Consultant and census expert Terri Ann Lowenthal has prepared a memo, Census Federal Policy Update: July 2019, which covers the latest on federal appropriations for the Census Bureau and open Federal Register Notices on the Post Enumeration Survey and the Final LUCA Appeals Process
A resource page on the Workforce Development Through Post-Graduation Scholarships Act of 2019.
Use these templates for Come Home Award Program recipients.
Come Home Awards Concepts for Implementation from Philanthropy West Virginia.