NACF Summit - February 5-6, 2018, Mexico City, Mexico. Leaving No One Behind

Community Foundations
Unite Around Global Goals

Across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, community foundations are working to improve the quality of life in their communities.

In 2015, countries around the world, including the United States, Mexico, and Canada, adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new global agenda to “leave no one behind” by 2030.

The first North American Community Foundations Summit will explore how community foundations can focus their energy locally and globally to support progress toward the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

North American community foundations are already working on many of the goals, related to health, education, climate change, economic development, and more. The 2018 Summit will connect this local work to a global agenda by creating space for community foundations, other philanthropic organizations, and partners from different sectors to build relationships, exchange ideas and ensure that together we “leave no one behind”.

What to expect
at the 2018 Summit

The North American Community Foundations Summit is an opportunity to explore why and how the Sustainable Development Goals relate to the work of community foundations across North America.

Here’s what you can expect to learn and experience at our 2018 Summit:

  • LEADERSHIP: 120 community foundation leaders from across Mexico, Canada and the United States
  • LEARNING: Inspiring speakers and breakout sessions related to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and their relevance to community philanthropy.
  • CONNECTION: Social events to network and experience the best of Mexican culture and cuisine.
  • IMPACT: Action around how North American community foundations can support one another and work alongside government, civil society and private sector to build resilient and sustainable communities.

and Agenda

The North American Community Foundations Summit will feature a variety of inspiring speakers, breakout sessions and social events. A schedule overview is now available and the full 2018 speaker lineup and Summit schedule will be announced in December.


Host Partners

The North American Community Foundations Summit is being co-hosted by three national organizations supporting community foundations in North America.

Comunalia Logo

The Alliance of Community Foundations of Mexico (Comunalia) is a joint effort to bring about transformation in the country, with a focus on local development and strategic social investment. Its aim is to strengthen collaborative work among community foundations in Mexico in order to achieve a greater reach and impact.

Community Foundations of Canada Logo

Community Foundations of Canada is the national network for Canada’s 191 community foundations. We are a philanthropic movement working across sectors to help Canadians invest in building strong and resilient communities.

Council on Foundations Logo

An active philanthropic network, the Council on Foundations, founded in 1949, is a nonprofit leadership association of grantmaking foundations and corporations. It provides the opportunity, leadership, and tools needed by philanthropic organizations to expand, enhance, and sustain their ability to advance the common good.

Lead Partner

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

Platinum Partners

Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Knight Foundation

A look back at the NACF Summit

Venue and Travel

The North American Community Foundations Summit will take place in Mexico City, Mexico at the Hotel Marquis Reforma. Rooms at the hotel are available for $179 USD per night.

We have a room block booked with the Hotel Marquis Reforma. Click on the link below to reserve your hotel room. The reservation rate will be shown in Mexican pesos equivalent to $179 USD or $225 CAD per night (depending on the exchange rate). A foreign transaction credit card fee may apply.

Hotel Marquis Reforma
Paseo de la Reforma 465
6500 Ciudad de México

Travel to Mexico City is easy from most major gateways through a variety of airline carriers, including Aeromexico, Interjet, Air Canada, WestJet, US Airways, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Southwest Airlines.

Learn more about passport requirements to visit Mexico from Canada and the United States.

For more information about the Summit or registration details for members of the Council on Foundations, Comunalia and Community Foundations of Canada, please contact the relevant country contact.


David Perez Rulfo

United States

Natalie Ross
Council on Foundations


Tina Barton
Community Foundations of Canada

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