Archive for the ‘Veterans’ Category

With the drawdowns of U.S. military forces from Iraq and Afghanistan, this nation faces a new challenge that should be front and center for U.S. foundations—the reintegration of veterans into society. Those of us from the Vietnam era remember a very different dynamic, a younger demographic of returning veterans, younger largely because they were draftees, [...]

As the daughter of a Vietnam veteran, and a veteran myself, the challenges those who serve face when they come home are topics near and dear to my heart.
There are so many ways to lean into this conversation. We can talk about mental health issues and the suicide rate within this population. According to a [...]

Welcome to RE: Philanthropy! In this blog, guest and Council bloggers share ideas and insights on the most pressing issues in philanthropy. If you want to contribute, please contact

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Council on Foundations.


Valerie S. Lies
Kate Levin Markel
Elaine Gast Fawcett
Riki Wilchins
Chris Rurik
Jenny Hodgson
Terence Mulligan
Linda Raybin
Ashley Harper
Kristen Grimm
Stephanie Powers
Aimee Guidera
Raul Perea-Henze
Sandie Palomo-Gonzalez
Paul Connolly
Jenn Hoos Rothberg
Adrienne Vargas
Rajasvini Bhansali
John Kobara
Vartan Gregorian
Steve Delfin
Candace Winkler
Brooke Bailey
John Porter
Geralyn Ritter
Van Evans
Heather Lord
Caroline Roan and Atiya Weiss
Brian Reich
Antony Bugg-Levine
Susan Patterson and Bahia Ramos Synnott
Christine Zachai
Lisa Philp
Melanie Coon
Rebecca Graves
PJ Watters
Akhtar Badshah
Donnell Mersereau
Rick Cohen
Andres Spokoiny
Rebecca Salner
Carol Thompson Cole
Michelle Bermudez
David Matthew
Lance E. Lindblom and Laura Shaffer Campos
Deborah Hoover
Brenda Campers
Michael Smith
Joan Noricks
Brooke Ramsey