Coming out of a historic meeting that brought together philanthropic leaders from Canada, Mexico and the United States, more than 80 philanthropic leaders have joined in solidarity and pledged to work to reduce poverty and increase opportunity for all across North America.

This commitment marks the first multinational pledge of philanthropic leaders in North America to connect, learn, and exchange across borders in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The pledge of commitment was announced at the inaugural North American Community Foundations Summit in Mexico City last week where more than 200 philanthropic leaders gathered.

During the closing plenary of the Summit, Ridgway H. White, President of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, highlighted their new 10-year commitment to invest in networking and learning platforms to ensure community foundations worldwide understand and use the SDGs to develop and share local solutions to global problems.

Read the full article about philanthropies working together to achieve the SDGs by Janelle Carter Brevard at The Council on Foundations.