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Multicultural Philanthropy Curriculum Guide

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Bibliography Database
Bibliography Database



Requests for proposals and program details to be announced later this year.  Check under "Announcements" here



Spreading the Seeds of Community Giving

Findings from a study of the International Fellows Program highlights its impact on the building of community foundations and community philanthropy globally.  The report was launched at the Council on Foundations'  Conference on Community Foundations (October 2014) in Cleveland, Ohio marking the community foundation movement's centenniel and the 25th anniversary of the Center's program. 


Join Charles Stewart Mott Foundation in celebrating 100 years of community foundations at For a mapping of our program alumni, visit the Training Global Leaders page and scroll down.

And here is a list of countries from which our alumni hail.



International Fellows Program

"What will I gain from the program?"

Read the précis and evaluation report to learn about the program's impact on its alumni and the sector. Also check out the brochure for thoughts of program alumni on the program.


  2015 Emerging Leaders International 

  Fellows Program & U.S. Diversity Fellowship

 Check back in April 2015 for our call for applications to the program later in the year.

1750 community foundations worldwide...and counting.


In an ongoing series, Spotlight on Community Foundations”, the Center highlights International Fellowsresearch on community foundations (and community philanthropy) around the globe.  The series began in 2014 to mark the centennial of the The Cleveland Foundation, the world's first community foundation. 

Latest additions to the spotlight are on community foundations as a voice in the community and community foundation-local government partnerships.

Learn more about some of the key players in the global community foundation movement here




  Online Resources / Publications


International Fellows Research

Abstracts of research by selected International Fellows.

Spotlight on Community Foundations

Research by Center Fellows on community foundations (and community philanthropy) around the globe.



Cultures of Giving

Full text editions and abstracts of many of the Center's historical and contemporary studies relating to Philanthropy in communities of color...         



A guide to New York City's nonprofit and small arts organizations serving the African American, Latino, and Asian American communities...


Pathways for Change

The Donor Research Project analyzed information and attitudes about philanthropy in communities of color, and among women...

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IFP News
2015 Senior International Fellows
From March 2 to March 27, 2015, the 2015 Senior International Fellows came to New York from across the globe to study community foundations and community philanthropy. For a list of the Senior Fellows and their research topics, please click here.
2014 Emerging Leaders International Fellows
From September 22 to December 12, 2014 six Emerging Leaders Fellows came to New York from across the globe to study community foundations and diaspora philanthropy.  For a list of the Emerging Leaders Fellows and their research topics, please click here.