Local Leadership, Global Impact: Community Foundations and the Sustainable Development Goals
While the contributions of the broader philanthropic sector are well-known in the international development realm, community foundations globally have yet to play a major role in conversations about the SDGs. And many community foundations around the world are unaware of the SDGs and how they are relevant to their work. The February 2018 North American Community Foundations Summit in Mexico City introduced the SDGs to community foundations from across the continent. This report is a foundational document and companion to the Summit, bridging a gap in understanding how community foundations around the world can operate through the lens of the SDGs, and showing the rest of the international development community the ways in which community foundations can play a transformational role in achieving the SDGs.
Author: Natalie Ross, Council on Foundations
Published: February 2018