Key Issues


Opportunity zones

December 2018

The federal Opportunity Zone tax incentive program is designed to spur economic development and job creation in underserved communities across the United States by providing significant tax benefits to investors.

A new white paper by the Community Foundation Public Awareness Initiative explores the vital role community foundations can play in leveraging opportunity zones as a tool in their communities.

donor-advised funds

March 2018

Donor-advised funds are vitally important for community foundations, our donors, and nonprofits in every corner of the country.

Read our recent letter to the Treasury Department outlining recommendations for ensuring that donor-advised funds continue to allow donors to achieve their philanthropic goals and continue to make a difference in their communities. 


tax reform

October 2017

The recent federal tax reform bill includes some important provisions that affect nonprofits and foundations.

Read our memo from 2017 that outlined the key priorities for community foundations in the tax reform package.

Donor-advisd funds
& civic engagement


Donors across the United States are using donor-advised funds at community foundations to make a meaningful impact on individuals and organizations in their neighborhoods.

See real stories about how donors are using these funds to improve lives and make a difference.