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.


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

Place-based and community philanthropy are essential for building vibrant and inclusive communities. We'll be in Denver this June for Leading Locally, to network, develop skills, and explore place-based philanthropy topics! The conference is SOLD OUT.


Philanthropy's Response to Spring Tornadoes

Access resources and response funds for grantmaking to support the people and communities where storms have caused destruction this spring.


Ethical Principles for Council Members

The Council on Foundations promotes the highest standards of ethical behavior. In recognition of the importance of philanthropy to advance the greater good and support those we serve, we have adopted a set of six Ethical Principles that all members agree to meet.

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Philanthropy is a trusted partner in advancing the greater good.