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Global Philanthropy Program

Council on Foundations

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2015–December 31, 2016
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus World

About this grant

This grant supports the Council on Foundations’ Global Philanthropy Program, which helps its members undertake cross-border philanthropy and support grantees in other countries around the world. Over the past 18 months, the grantee has worked with partners on Financial Action Task Force guidelines; kept members aware of changing international regulations that impact cross-border philanthropic flows; maintained a library of resources on international grantmaking on its Website; and offered a significant amount of global programming at its conferences. Following the recent arrival of a new staff person to head the program and a subsequent stakeholder analysis, the Global Philanthropy Program will be framed around three pillars of activity: 1) effective cross-border grantmaking; 2) policy and regulation of cross-border grantmaking; and 3) global conversations and convening. Founded in 1949, the Council on Foundations is a membership organization of private, community, and corporate foundations, primarily in the United States.