What We Do

What We Do
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CFLeads is a national network of community foundations committed to community leadership.

As a network of peers, we help individual community foundations access the tools they need to become community leaders by creating learning opportunities and resources that build the capacity of community foundations to lead change. We also help community foundations develop responses to critical issues in their communities that are centered on the needs of their residents.  

Lastly, we lead the field by conducting research, highlighting best practices, and looking ahead to where the community field is going and how we can help. We do this in partnership with other philanthropy-serving organizations and with our community foundation network. 

Learn more about community leadership, peer learning opportunities for community foundations, and our field leadership by visiting the pages below.

Community Leadership

Community leadership happens when community foundations move beyond grantmaking and act as valuable partners that drive positive change in the area(s) they serve.

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Peer Learning

We believe that the most effective way for community foundations to develop their community leadership skills is to learn from others in the field.

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Field Leadership

CFLeads is uniquely positioned to provide observations and insights for and about the community foundation field.