As the national network for Canada's community foundation movement, Community Foundations of Canada is deeply committed to building strong relationships with philanthropic organizations around the world.
Modeling philanthropic leadership at home and abroad is one of CFC’s three strategic goals, and since the organization’s inception, CFC has played a key role in establishing and supporting international philanthropic networks.
CFC staff members often participate or play leadership roles within these networks and we, and our members, regularly host and/or visit organizations in other countries to build learning relationships and share resources.
- Enhance the leadership of community foundations across Canada, by creating strong relationships with philanthropic organizations around the world
- Support the international growth of philanthropy by sharing CFC resources and the Canadian experience with organizations in other countries
- Enrich our own communities by deepening our knowledge of the successes and challenges facing cities, towns and villages across the globe
- Lead the development of the 2010 Global Status Report on Community Foundations - a new on line resource for community foundation practitioners and associations;
- Host of the Transatlantic Community Foundation Network for 2009 and 2010;
- Helped found Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support in 1999 and continue to play an active role in supporting its work;
- International scholarships provided for CFC 2008 and 2011 Conference participants;
- Supported the creation and growth of Youth in Philanthropy movements in Russia and Australia and shared resources with countless foundations from other countries.
VP and Director, CFC 2011 Conference