Community Foundations Can Be Key Partners in Meeting UN SDG Goals

Bruce DeBoskey, a philanthropic strategist posits that community foundations will play a critical role in fulfilling the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals. The SDG's provide a roadmap for addressing the challenges threatening billions of people across the globe.

Community foundations will play an important role in achieving the SDGs. Vikki Spruill, president and CEO of the Council on Foundations, puts it well:

"The 17 SDGs represent a global agenda. But they require local action to achieve them. Community foundations ­— place-based, grassroots organizations addressing local challenges — have been overlooked as a means to achieving the SDGs. There is a major opportunity before us to leverage their unmatched convening power and local knowledge to improve lives on a global scale."

Community foundations are uniquely positioned to play a critical role in achieving the SDGs – because they have the unrivaled power to convene key stakeholders in the community. Read the Entire Article


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Philanthropic Follies

The Wall Street Journal profiles the new book \"The Good Rich and What They Cost Us.\" According to the reviewer, the book, which covers over two centuries of American philanthropy, posits that...more

Financial Aid Information Session Hosted by Kalamazoo Community Foundation
Foundation: Kalamazoo Community Foundation

The Wall Street Journal profiles the new book \"The Good Rich and What They Cost Us.\" According to the reviewer, the book, which covers over two centuries of American philanthropy, posits that...more

As Asian-American Population Grows So Does Philanthropy in the Communities
Foundation: American India Foundation, Korean American Community Foundation

The Chronicle of Philanthropy highlights a New York Times article focusing on the growth of Asian American philanthropy. Asian-Americans who have built fortunes in finance and technology are...more

Mary Kay Foundation Awards Grants

Waypoint Madge Phillips Center Shelter has recently received a $20,000 grant from The Mary Kay Foundation in observation of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October. According to Anne...more

Paulding Education Foundation Awards $7,500

Paulding Education Foundation has recently awarded $7,500 to Paulding schools as a result of the foundation\'s School Grant Program. Recipients include South Paulding High School, Austin Middle...more

Make-A-Wish Foundation Crapo Park Walk Fundraiser

The Make-A-Wish Foundation will be holding its big fall fundraiser, a walk around Crapo Park in Burlington to help grant wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses, raising on average $8,600...more




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