By working with hundreds of community foundations across the country, we identify trends, challenges and opportunities that are emerging across the field. We share these insights through a variety of mediums.
A New Era for Community Foundations
Our 2019 New Year’s missive, written by CFLeads President & CEO Deborah Ellwood, reflects on the accomplishments and challenges the community foundation field has faced over the last decade. Deborah shares her hopes for the field moving forward and offers a vision for the future.
We are at a pivotal moment. Community foundations across the country — large and small, urban and rural — are stepping up to lead positive change and we must seize this moment to accelerate that change.
Specifically, she writes that now is the time to thoroughly examine the field to get a full picture of the status of community foundations. This examination will help determine what we need to increase our effectiveness and be of even greater value to our communities.
We conducted this work, alongside leaders in the field, through our Igniting the Future of Community Foundations project. The findings are shared on Going All In, a dynamic web portal that highlights community foundation momentum across three key areas: insisting on racial equity, amplifying community voice and influencing public policy and systems.