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Community Foundations: Cornerstones of Local Giving

They manage more than $30 billion in assets and were responsible for more than $2 billion in charitable giving in 2000. More than 550 of them are located in the United States alone, representing both major metropolitan areas and rural neighborhoods. They're community foundations, and they play a key role in the nation's philanthropic process. But what exactly do they do?

Lessons of 9/11: Nonprofit-Information System Fails Donors and Charities


Americans are recognized worldwide for their generosity and activism. After September 11, 2001, citizens throughout the country sprang into action. They wanted to get involved—to help those who had suffered—and to support the nonprofit organizations that deliver emergency services in our country.