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

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The migrant community of Manakau in New Zealand performs in a band

Manakau Community Foundation

The migrant community of Manakau in New Zealand performs in a band. Music is a way to connecting to each other and to communicate with their new community. The Manakau Community Foundation supports this activity with a grant.

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Donors are increasingly interested in the outcomes of their investments.

Australia’s community foundations

The Victorian Community Foundation, Australia’s first, was established in 1983 by the ANZ Bank Trustees and was not a traditional “community-owned” community foundation. The first public community foundation, in Tasmania, was established in 1995 and Melbourne followed in 1997. In 2000 the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) was established in part to support the development of community foundations.

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