The Global Summit on Community Philanthropy is days away!


On December 1-2, 2016, over 350 delegates will converge in Johannesburg to celebrate, network, strategize and draw lessons from the flourishing field of Community Philanthropy that has emerged as an essential tool for strengthening communities’ voice and power. Hosted by the Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF), the summit promises to provide a platform for much needed and incisive conversations such as re-orienting philanthropy and international aid towards community strengthening and sharing new approaches to building trusting relationships with community leaders, civil society, foundations, government, and the private sector.

As a lead up to the summit, the GFCF is sharing stories about community philanthropy as a unique approach to development which gives primacy to building local assets, capacities and trust by addressing the question how does Community Philanthropy #ShiftThePower? Read these stories here – and for more information on the summit check out