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The Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF) is a grassroots grantmaker working to promote and support institutions of community philanthropy around the world.

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Paarlberg appointed Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Chair on Community Foundations

Dr. Laurie Paarlberg, a nationally recognized philanthropy scholar, has been appointed the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Chair on Community Foundations at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy  . . .

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The Foundation Review embraces #ShiftThePower, with a focus on global community philanthropy

A year on from the first Global Summit on Community Philanthropy in December 2016, the movement to #ShiftThePower continues to grow. The current issue of The Foundation Review (Volume 9: Issue 3 2017) . . .

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It’s time for human rights organizations to harness the power of local giving – and for funders to support them to do so

Individual giving has power. Consider the huge outpouring of donations to organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union that followed Donald Trump’s executive ban on seven Muslim-majority countries in January 2017. Millions of dollars were raised by donations from hundreds of thousand individuals within hours of the ban, the mobilization of a massive, perhaps normally invisible, constituency using the act of giving as an expression of protest and solidarity…

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