Community Foundation Advisory Group

Meet the Current Advisory Group Members

The Council on Foundations' Community Foundation Advisory Group aims to:  

  • Represent diverse community foundation wants and needs to assist the Council in identifying new opportunities to better serve the sector.  
  • Advise the Council’s strategic approach to engaging community foundations, weighing in on important decisions about Council-led activities like events, peer conversations, publications, and more. 
  • Assist the Council in partnering effectively with peer community foundation-serving organizations to better coordinate and align efforts that advance the sector.  
  • Build relationships between and among community foundations from across the country on the Advisory Group. 

Expectations of Advisory Group Members

  • Advisory Group members are expected to actively participate in at least four quarterly 90-minute meetings per year.  
  • Advisory Group members serve as champions of the Council’s work with community foundations, including potentially assisting with the recruitment of community foundation peers and promotion of Council offerings. 
  • The Advisory Group is supported by the Council’s Membership team.


  • Advisory Group members will be at the Executive, C-Suite, or Vice President level at a community foundation. 
  • Most Advisory Group members are active Council members. 
  • Nonmembers are able to apply to join, but must become a Council member to renew their service beyond one year. 

Composition and Term of Service

  • The Advisory Group includes up to 20 members, reflecting a balance of national geographic distribution, organizational sizes, and political beliefs as well as personal demographics. 
  • The Advisory Group is led by 2-3 co-chairs.
  • All members are appointed by the President and CEO of the Council. 
  • Advisory Group members serve one-year terms, with the option of renewing for up to three years.


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