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Philanthropy Day and Community Foundation Week Communication Toolkit

Publication date: 
November, 2022
Indiana Philanthropy Alliance

Join us in celebrating philanthropy this November.

  • Community Foundation Week: November 12-18 (resources; hashtag: #communityfndweek)
  • National Philanthropy Day: November 15 (hashtag: #NPDLove, #nationalphilanthropyday)

We hope you will choose to be active in celebrating National Philanthropy Day and Community Foundation Week. We encourage you to work with other organizations in your community to promote them. The philanthropic community is strong yet varied, and each individual voice is equally important on this month of recognition and reflection.

These November events offer an opportunity to recognize the contributions that the philanthropic community has made, through dollars given and invested, volunteer hours offered freely, and expertise donated to compassionate causes. Here in Indiana, children are educated, hungry people are fed, housing is found for families in crisis, adults are empowered to complete college degrees, our environment is nurtured, and our economy is strengthened through talent recruitment – and that’s just a small part of what Hoosier philanthropy is doing on a daily basis in your community.

What is National Philanthropy Day?

National Philanthropy Day is a special day set aside on the fifteenth of November. The purpose of this day is to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy—and those people active in the philanthropic community—to the enrichment of our world. NPD was originally conceived of and organized by Douglas Freeman in the 1980s, and the first official events held in 1986 after President Reagan signed the official NPD proclamation. The day provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible. NPD celebrates the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions. 

What is Community Foundation Week?

Community Foundation Week, created in 1989 by former President George H.W. Bush, recognizes the important work of community foundations throughout America and their collaborative and innovative approach to working with the public, private, and nonprofit sector. Help raise awareness by telling your community about the work that your foundation is doing to address persistent civic and economic challenges.


Below you will find sample social media posts, as well as links to other resources to help you promote these events.