Career Pathways

A leadership program that accelerates the careers of diverse professionals in the philanthropy sector. Graduates of the program will deepen their expertise, expand their networks, and hone their leadership skills to advance the field.

Council Awards

The Council's award programs were established to recognize excellence in philanthropy and honor exemplary leaders for their dedication in uplifting the sector.

Global Philanthropy

The Council is actively working to build connections among U.S. and global foundations that are addressing problems and advancing change around the world.

National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations™

Developed in the spirit of accountability, transparency, and continuous self-improvement, National Standards for U.S. Community Foundation are philanthropy's most rigorous standards—evidence that community foundations seek excellence for their communities and donors.

Other Council Services & Initiatives

Foundation-Specific Programs & Services Initiatives

Service to foundations is in our DNA. While we may have started with community foundations, we've grown throughout our history to serve foundations and institutional givers of all kinds.

Council Initiatives

Council initiatives are short-term or timebound activities that help advance our mission, vision, and strategic direction.