United by a shared purpose: a better future for all.

We believe philanthropy is a powerful force for good. As a nonprofit membership association, the Council is committed to expanding trust in philanthropic organizations as they work to address society's most pressing challenges.


Philanthropy's Response to Hurricane Ian

Access resources and response funds for grantmaking to support Florida and other areas affected by Hurricane Ian.


Leading Locally: The Power of Place-Based and Community Philanthropy

We’re excited to announce Leading Locally, an in-person event for community foundations and place-based funders to explore how focusing on place can create lasting, transformative change. Join us June 13-14, 2023, in Denver, CO!


2023 Career Pathways Program

Applications are now being accepted for the Council’s 2023 Career Pathways program! This is a highly selective leadership preparation program designed to accelerate the careers of mid- to senior-level professionals from diverse backgrounds. Apply now to deepen your expertise, expand your networks, and hone your leadership skills to advance equity across the sector.

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Philanthropy is a trusted partner in advancing the greater good.