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The Community Foundation Atlas: A snapshot of the global community philanthropy field

The Community Foundation Atlas, a directory of community foundations and community philanthropy organizations around the world, was launched in October 2014. To coincide with this event, this report by the GFCF, focuses specifically on what the Atlas reveals about the current state of community foundation development within the GFCF’s own global grantmaking constituency. It draws on data provided by 110 community foundations as well as on insights derived from the GFCF’s grantmaking to 157 organizations in 52 countries. The report focuses on three core characteristics which together form the backbone of strong, effective community philanthropy and which make them distinct from other parts of civil society. These are assets, capacities and trust.

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