2016 Council on Foundations - Commonfund Study of Foundations

Publication date: 
July, 2017

The Council on Foundations-Commonfund Study of Investment of Endowments for Private and Community Foundations (CCSF) is the authoritative and comprehensive annual survey of foundation investment and governance practices of private and community foundations. It is published by the Council on Foundations and Commonfund Institute, and builds on Commonfund Institute's previous foundation research that covered the fiscal years of 2002 through 2011. Since the advent of the CCSF in 2012, the survey and corollary report's focus has expanded from private foundations to now private and community foundations. The result is a single, comprehensive source of information on both private and community foundations for trustees and staff, as well as for the larger community of grantees, policymakers and stakeholders.