The SDGs cannot be reached without the involvement of community foundations, according to “Local Leadership, Global Impact,” a report the Council on Foundations released. The report evaluates how the more than 1,800 community foundations operating around the world can connect their local work to this global agenda, highlighting what is working, and outlining 10 steps for how community foundations who aren’t already focusing on the SDGs can get started.

Community foundations are grassroots partners that bring the SDGs to life in a place-based strategy.

The number of community foundations has nearly doubled since 2000, and those in Latin America, Africa, and Asia are breaking the mold of endowed North American foundations.

Between their convening power and their missions to solve problems and improve lives at the local level, community foundations are ideal but perhaps overlooked and undervalued partners to achieve the SDGs, the report said.

Read the full article on community foundations and the SDGs by Catherine Cheney at Devex International Development