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General Purposes

Council on Foundations

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $250,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2022–December 31, 2022
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant provides renewal support to the Council on Foundations, a national philanthropic organization founded in 1949 that currently represents 796 members. The grantee’s mission is to foster an environment where philanthropy can thrive and cultivate a community of diverse and skilled philanthropic professionals and organizations who lead with integrity, serve as ethical stewards and advocate for progress. Notable activities during 2021 included: 1) hosting three large-scale convenings; 2) serving 47 mid-to-senior-level professionals through its Career Pathways leadership program; 3) adding ten new communities to its peer learning online platform, Philanthropy Exchange; and 4) continued advocacy for the sector by regularly communicating with congressional offices and federal agencies. In 2022, the grantee will focus on five key organizational goals: 1) embracing better ways of operating; 2) expanding philanthropy’s opportunities to thrive; 3) building common ground; 4) putting trust at the center of its work; and 5) developing a learning mindset.