Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals, launched by the United Nations in 2015, are a global framework for development by the year 2030. Foundations are an integral part of this and other global frameworks, such as the World Humanitarian Summit and the Paris Climate Agreement.
These resources will help U.S. foundations and learn about the SDGs, other global frameworks, and the Council’s work on the subject. More information can be found through the Council’s initiative on the topic.
The State of Global Giving by U.S. Foundations: 2022 Edition
For 25 years, the Council on Foundations and Candid have partnered on studies of globally focused giving by U.S. foundations. The new edition of The State of Global Giving by U.S. Foundations dives into 2016-2019 data to provide the latest perspective on how the nation’s foundations are supporting…
CFExpress Training: Module 16
Bonus module 16 on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is included in the CFExpressTraining.com - an online express training for board members, staff, and volunteers of community foundations of any size anywhere in America. Courtesy of C. S. Mott Foundation, all community foundations receive a $…
How the Sustainable Development Goals Can Help Community Foundations Respond to COVID-19 and Advance Racial Equity
In 2020, the Mott Foundation commissioned philanthropic researcher, Dr. Larry McGill, to examine how U.S. community foundations can use the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to lead local revitalization efforts, advance racial equity and recover from the complex effects of the pandemic. The…
The SDG Guidebook and Toolkit: A Community Foundation Resource on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
This resource from the Community Foundations of Canada provides useful tips and frameworks for community foundations across the world to utilize the SDGs.
European Philanthropy at the Nexus of Disability and the SDGs
This publication, jointly developed by Fundación ONCE and the European Foundation Centre, focuses on how the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals are serving as a framework for foundations to develop their action on disability inclusion. The publication includes key reflections on this…
Connecting Community Foundations with the SDGs (Europe)
The European Community Foundation Initiative report provides in-depth examples of community foundations throughout Europe adopting the SDGs and how they can work towards achieving the goals.
SDG Partnerships Agenda 2030: Accelerating Progress
Philanthropy University, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and GSVlabs published a new report on the SDGs and how the various sectors, including philanthropy, can drive progress towards achieving the SDGs.
Philanthropy and the SDGs: Practical Tools for Alignment
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors' guide for philanthropists to align your practices with the SDGs.
Philanthropy and the SDGs: Getting Started
Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors' strategic guide for philanthropy to get started implementing the SDGs.
Shaping the global agenda to maximize city leadership on the SDGs
A Brookings Institution report on the experiences of vanguard cities in implementing the SDGs.
The Decade to Deliver: A Call to Business Action
The United Nations Global Compact - Accenture Strategy CEO Study on Sustainability 2019
Goalkeepers 2019 Report
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 2019 report on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.
How Many People Will the World Leave Behind? Assessing current trajectories on the Sustainable Development Goals
Do the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) matter for real people? In 2015, at the United Nations, all countries agreed on the set of ambitious economic, social and environmental targets to be achieved by no later than 2030, guided by a central motivation to “leave no one behind.” But is the world…
Local Leadership, Global Impact: Community Foundations and the Sustainable Development Goals
Launched at the first North American Community Foundation Summit in Mexico City on February 5, 2018, Local Leadership, Global Impact: Community Foundations and the Sustainable Development Goals highlights the growing presence and impact of community foundations around the world and teaches…
From Global Goals to Local Impact
How Philanthropy Can Help Achieve the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals in the U.S. As implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals becomes a priority of the world, philanthropy has an opportunity to make an impact. This report from the Council on Foundations examines how U.S. funders…
Hacking the Sustainable Development Goals: Can US Cities Measure Up?
The UN Sustainable Development Goals aim to address the world’s most pressing challenges—from poverty to climate change—by aligning priorities and developing shared metrics to measure progress. While the SDG framework is designed for nations, all levels of government will need data to track…