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Council on Foundations

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Council on Foundations is a trade / professional association based in Washington, DC that was founded in 1957. As of 2019 they had $36 million in revenue and $34 million in assets.

The Council on Foundations is a nonprofit membership association providing philanthropic organizations with the leadership and tools they need to expand, enhance and sustain their ability to advance the common good.

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Program areas at Council on Foundations

Member services - the Council ensures that Foundations are connected to high-quality services across a broad range of needs. To this end, the Council has become both a developer and go-to source for educational expertise and networking opportunities related to core field-wide issues (e.g., educational expertise that supports the field's ability to achieve standards of strong governance and effectiveness in grantmakers). Additionally, the Council seeks opportunities to partner with the broader network of philanthropic infrastructure organizations to co-create and deliver high-quality, co-branded educational offerings.

Strategic communications - increase outreach and communications to members, infrastructure partners, the field, and the media through multiple high-impact communications platforms. The Council capitalizes on 21st century trends of networking and knowledge management, incorporating innovative uses of technology. This ensures Foundations are connected to one another (for peer-to-peer learning) and to expert content to address their most pressing needs.

Public policy - the Council is the leading advocacy organization promoting a positive vision for philanthropy, making philanthropy consequential, and conveying to influential public leaders and policy makers a compelling, clear agenda and case for enabling philanthropy. The Council strives to ensure a positive legislative and regulatory environment for philanthropy, as well as highlight for lawmakers the critical work being done by Foundations in communities across the country. These efforts entail advancing public policies on key issues, including tax policy. With respect to our advocacy efforts, any activities that meet the definition of lobbying are reported on supplemental schedule c.

Form 990s for Council on Foundations

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Feb 6, 2020990View PDF
2017-12Feb 21, 2019990View PDF
2016-12Jan 18, 2018990View PDF
2015-12Jan 10, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Sep 29, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Council on Foundations

Total grants, contributions, etc.$29,853,060
Program services$5,182,156
Investment income and dividends$191,619
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$570,682
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$556,263
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$330,838
Total revenues$36,684,618

Vendors for Council on Foundations

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Microsoft ServicesSoftware2020-03-17
██████Content management system software2020-03-03
██████████CRM software2020-03-03
██████████Association management software2020-03-03
███████Marketing software; CRM software; Content management system software2020-03-03
███ ██ ███Tax accounting; Audit accounting; Accounting$115,4162020-02-06
████████ █████████████It Consultant$1462020-02-06
███████ ██████ █████ ███Policy Consultation$1,8062020-02-06
...and four more vendors

Personnel at Council on Foundations

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Kathleen EnrightPresident and Chief Executive Officer-Oct. 3, 2020
Veronique N SpruillAnd President and Chief Executive Officer$205,753Dec. 31, 2018
████████ ███████Chief Operating Officer-Oct. 3, 2020
█████ █████Chief Financial Officer$218,571Dec. 31, 2018
███████ █████ ███████Chief of Staff-Oct. 3, 2020
█████ ████Vice President, Government Affairs and Strategic Communications-Oct. 3, 2020
████ ███████Vice President of Technology-June 12, 2019
███████ ████Vice President, Resource Development and Strategic Opportunities$149,649Oct. 3, 2020
█████ █████ ██████Vice President, Programs and Peer Engagement$147,370Oct. 3, 2020
████ ██ ██████Vice President, Culture, Talent, and Equity-Aug. 18, 2019
...and 30 more key personnel

Peer trade / professional associations and chambers of commerce

1American Council on Education (ACE)501(c)(3)$35 millionWashington, DC
2International City County Management Association501(c)(3)$29 millionWashington, DC
3American Association of University Women / Aauw-Educational Foundation501(c)(3)$20 millionWashington, DC
4National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC)501(c)(3)$9.7 millionWashington, DC
5Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS)501(c)(3)$84 millionWashington, DC
6Americans for the Arts501(c)(3)$10 millionWashington, DC
7National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI)501(c)(3)$40 millionWashington, DC
8National Business Group on Health501(c)(3)$12 millionWashington, DC
9Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU)501(c)(3)$18 millionWashington, DC
10National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)501(c)(3)$22 millionWashington, DC
11Council for Advancement and Support of Education / Case (CASE)501(c)(3)$24 millionWashington, DC
12National Association of Counties Research Foundation501(c)(3)$10 millionWashington, DC
13National Association for the Education of Young Children501(c)(3)$19 millionWashington, DC
14Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP)501(c)(3)$40 millionWashington, DC
15Association of American Colleges and Universities501(c)(3)$14 millionWashington, DC
16National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)501(c)(3)$12 millionReno, NV
17Busara Center for Behavioral Economics501(c)(3)$9.6 millionPrinceton, NJ
18National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD)501(c)(3)$15 millionOakland, CA
19Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas (SLSOT)501(c)(3)$9.2 millionAustin, TX
20Federation for American Immigration Reform501(c)(3)$12 millionWashington, DC
21International Republican Institute (IRI)501(c)(3)$76 millionWashington, DC
22Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)501(c)(3)$20 millionWashington, DC
23Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP)501(c)(3)$15 millionWashington, DC
24Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)501(c)(3)$11 millionWashington, DC
25Pew Research Center501(c)(3)$46 millionWashington, DC