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Atlas Launch Release

press-releaseAt the 2014 Fall Conference for Community Foundations, an international research collaboration unveiled the “Community Foundation Atlas,” the most comprehensive directory of the world’s community foundation movement that has ever been published. The online platform, available at, maps the identities, locations, assets, roles and achievements of place-based philanthropies around the world.

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Atlas Fact Sheet

press-releaseSince the creation of the world’s first community foundation in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1914, the concept of contributing resources to a permanent community improvement fund has been adopted and adapted by citizens on every continent except Antarctica. Today, more than 1,800 place-based foundations are empowering people to address local challenges and opportunities. By strengthening civil society, community foundations are helping to fill voids in global leadership and build a better world, place by place by place.

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