Field Research

Explore the Data

See the results from the FY22 Survey,
and watch a recording of our webinar where
we discuss the findings.

Submit your foundation's data at any time.

Explore the benchmarking tool.

The idea behind CF Insights is simple: What if each community foundation could know what all community foundations collectively know? CF Insights was created to help community foundations leverage peer data to inform your strategy.

Our benchmarking tool lets individual community foundations assess your organizational sustainability, performance, and growth over time in comparison to peers, enabling internal and Board conversations and decision making.

The Council’s broad community foundation network lets you learn from each other, share stories behind your data, and contribute to our collective understanding of the field. Community foundations are stronger when your decisions are based on timely, accurate, and complete information.

Through CF Insights, community foundations can improve your performance and sustainability – individually, collaboratively, and collectively.

Plus Membership for Community Foundations

Through a Plus Membership add-on, your community foundation can access CF Insights, including:

  • Unlimited access to our powerful community foundation peer benchmarking data tool for you and your colleagues. Use it to:
    • Find an ideal peer group to benchmark against using over 100 different criteria.
    • Create and download comprehensive peer datasets.
    • Track your community foundation’s comparative growth and performance over time.
  • Customized benchmarking dashboards prepared by Council staff to share with your Board.
  • 1-on-1 assistance to make sure you find the ideal peer group and contextualize the data to make more informed strategic decisions.

Reach out to with any questions about Plus Membership.

CF Insights Resources


Connect with Council Staff

David Rosado

Senior Advisor, Community Philanthropy