The Community Foundation Atlas: A Snapshot of the Global Community Philanthropy Field, North and South

Jan 01, 2014
  • Description

This summary report focuses specifically on what the Atlas tells us about the current state of play among community foundations within the GFCF's own global grantmaking constituency. It draws on data provided by 110 community foundations in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Central and Eastern Europe, as well as on insights derived from the GFCF's grantmaking to 157 organizations in 52 countries.2 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.