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Strengthening Community Foundation Boards


  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Enhancing Community Philanthropy
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2004–December 31, 2004
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The project was created in late 2001 to provide community foundation board members with opportunities to understand their responsibilities and discuss various issues with their peers.Third-year funding will enable the organization to continue exploring the unique challenges facing community foundations; refining the training curriculum and materials; introducing customized online board self-assessment tools for community foundation leaders; and strengthening its capacity to provide tailored consulting services. In addition, the project will provide training to community foundation board members at Council on Foundation (COF) events; disseminate the "Guide for Community Foundation Board Members" to a wider audience; and share recent developments in community foundation governance.Since its creation, accomplishments included developing and distributing the guide; piloting a curriculum for new members; and conducting training sessions at five COF events.