Criteria for participating foundations

  • Committed to using the opportunity gap as a framework for action as part of their strategic direction
  • Positioned in their community to influence and drive meaningful collective action and change
  • Open to learning and sharing with others
  • Consideration of collective advocacy work at the state and/or federal levels
  • Willingness to contribute financially – minimum suggested contribution for community foundations and other place-based funders:
    • Foundations with assets of $1B+: $10,000 per year for two years
    • Assets of $500mm – $1B: $5,000 per year for two years
    • Assets of $100mm – $500mm: $2,500 per year for two years
    • Assets under $100mm: $1,000 per year for two years

Benefits of participating in CFON

  • Invitations to CFON gatherings (face-to-face and virtual) to tap into national policy networks, learn from other communities, and have access to thought leadership in this arena to elevate the work of your foundation
  • Active engagement and influence in driving change in communities across the country
  • Visibility on CFON’s website
  • Access to repository of national resources and relevant data/research (to be developed)
  • Contact information for all participating foundations and inclusion in the CFON Google Group to facilitate interaction among all foundations