The Sustainable Development Goals & Philanthropy

Sustainable Development Goals

What are the Sustainable Development Goals and how is the Council involved?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a 17-goal framework for global development. These global goals provide a framework for foundations to lead together with governments, civil society, and the private sector for the next 15 years to create a better world, in the US and around the globe.

The Council is partnering with other organizations to help engage philanthropy in the global conversation on the SDGs. Since 2015, we have hosted webinars, in-person meetings, and convenings to lead together with civil society, government, and the private sector in achieving the SDGs. We look forward to continuing to host convenings, produce resources for U.S. philanthropy to engage in the SDGs, and build awareness of the goals across our sector. 

See our SDG resources

To date, we have hosted three convenings around the country that bring together leaders from philanthropy, the public sector, and the private sector to discuss how foundations can align their work with the global development framework. Learn more about those discussions:

How can I learn more and get involved?

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Natalie Ross, the Council's Global Philanthropy Director.

The Council on Foundations is proud to work in partnership with the SDG Philanthropy Platform.