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Community Foundation Leadership Team

Council on Foundations

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2010–December 31, 2012
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant provides renewal support to the Council on Foundations for the work of the Community Foundation Leadership Team. Over the past nine years, the team has aided the development of the community foundation field through establishing national standards; promoting best practices; supporting innovative collaborative projects; advocating for a supportive legal and regulatory environment; and conducting research on technology, accountability, and organizational and professional development. Through its Plan of Action 2007-2010, the team has focused on: 1) the creation, capture, and sharing of knowledge; 2) the practice of community leadership; 3) organizational effectiveness; and 4) a supportive legislative and regulatory environment. In 2010, main activities will include conducting regional learning forums and other knowledge-sharing activities, developing a strategic plan for 2011-2014, promoting community leadership, updating national marketing portfolios, and managing a grant program for collaborative, innovative projects.