Between 2000 and 2008, first the Council on Foundations (the first "home" to the WINGS Secretariat) and then WINGS itself published a series of reports on the growth and vitality of community foundations around the globe. In each case the lead researcher and author was Eleanor W. Sacks, who in turn was supported in her work by a global advisory group and WINGS Secretariat staff. We are grateful to Eleanor and the participants in the WINGS-Community Foundation network who helped to shape and inform the first decade of the report's life.
Previous versions of the WINGS Global Status Report on Community Foundations have been published in PDF format. A complete list is available here.
2008 Community Foundation Global Status Report
2005 Community Foundation Global Status Report
2004 Community Foundation Global Status Report
2003 Community Foundation Global Status Report
2000 Community Foundation Global Status Report
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Community Foundation Network United Kingdom
The Community Foundation Network UK advocates that a change in government policy might impact UK’s Community Foundations grant policy.
We found that support to community foundations was highly available in North America but much less so in Africa.
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
This US community foundation established a 20-year initiative called the Brighter Futures Initiative. It was designed to strengthen the service system for Hartford’s young families and to support school readiness and early school success for Hartford’s children. The intitiative will invest a minimum of $25 million USD to achieve these goals.