Engagement Opportunities for Foundations

Leadership Circle on Locally Led Development

The Council’s Leadership Circle on Locally Led Development is a group of prominent global funders working to advance locally led development practices. This group is co-chaired by Peter Laugharn, President and CEO of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and Nancy Lindborg, President and CEO of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. 

Current Members of the Leadership Circle on Locally Led Development:

  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation *Co-Chair
  • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation *Co-Chair
  • Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
  • Ford Foundation
  • Humanity United
  • Imaginable Futures
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies
  • Mastercard Foundation
  • McKnight Foundation
  • The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Segal Family Foundation 
  • Skoll Foundation
  • Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation
  • William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Please contact Natalie Ross, VP, Membership, Development, and Finance at the Council to learn more or join the Leadership Circle.

Locally Led Development Learning Circle

Convened by the Council, this group is open to C-Suite, VP or Program Directors of U.S.-based foundations who work internationally. The group, which meets virtually, works to operationalize locally led practices, overcome barriers to international funding, and share best practices and lessons learned.  

Please contact Brian Kastner, Director, Engagement to learn more.

RINGO Funder Action Pod

RINGO, or Re-Imagining the International NGO, is a systems change initiative that seeks to transform global civil society to respond to today’s challenges. The Council partners with RINGO to host their Funder Action Pod, a convening of funders from primarily the United States and Europe who meet quarterly to discuss specific issues related to advancing locally led development in their work and across the sector more broadly.

Please reach out to Zainab Arain, Manager, Engagement to join the Funder Action Pod.

Past Opportunities

Locally Led Development Resources


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