Previous reports

Between 2000 and 2008, first the Council on Foundations (the first "home" to the WINGS Secretariat) and then WINGS itself published a series of reports on the growth and vitality of community foundations around the globe. In each case the lead researcher and author was Eleanor W. Sacks, who in turn was supported in her work by a global advisory group and WINGS Secretariat staff. We are grateful to Eleanor and the participants in the WINGS-Community Foundation network who helped to shape and inform the first decade of the report's life.

Previous versions of the WINGS Global Status Report on Community Foundations have been published in PDF format. A complete list is available here.

2008 Community Foundation Global Status Report

2005 Community Foundation Global Status Report

2004 Community Foundation Global Status Report

2003 Community Foundation Global Status Report

2000 Community Foundation Global Status Report

In this section

Swimathon poster for Cluj Community Foundation

Cluj Community Foundation

Supporters of the Swimathon, organized by the Cluj Community Foundation in Romania, invite the community to participate and enjoy a swimming competition sponsored by local donors.


Donors are increasingly interested in the outcomes of their investments.

Russian community foundations

It is common for Russian community foundations to organize discussions on social issues to inform grantmaking and programs. Rubtsovsk Community Foundation conducts research into priority social issues on a regular basis and Arkhangelsk Community Foundation has begun to monitor a range of issues facing its community.