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Alliance magazine 6 December 2017

Sasakawa launches first gender-lens Asian impact investment fund

Japan’s Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) has launched Asia’s first impact investment fund specifically aimed at the empowerment of women.  Through the Asian Women’s Impact Fund, the Foundation will invest some USD100 million of its endowment …

Alliance magazine 5 December 2017

Philanthropy and the media

Alliance magazine has today launched its latest issue on philanthropy and the media. In the special feature, Alliance editor, Charles Keidan and guest editor, Miguel Castro of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, explore the opportunities and …

News Alliance magazine 5 December 2017

Global updates

These are the global updates featured in the December 2017 issue of Alliance: The Americas George Soros transfers $18 billion to Open Society Foundations Brazilian Philanthropy Forum Extra grants help to expand work of Andes …

Alliance magazine 4 December 2017

Inviting nominations for the Fifth Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize

The Fifth Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize will be awarded to an individual who has demonstrated remarkable leadership, creativity and results in developing philanthropy for progressive social change in an emerging market country or countries.  Sound …

Alliance magazine 3 December 2017

Beijing philanthropist commits $1.5 billion to conservation 

Chinese philanthropist He Qiaonv has announced the largest-ever philanthropic commitment to wildlife conservation. Her pledge, totalling $1.5 billion over seven years, will go towards establishing and maintaining wildlife reserves and conservation parks in partnership with the Chinese government. It …

Alliance magazine 2 December 2017

Philanthropy-backed campaign tackles neglected diseases in Zimbabwe 

The END Fund, a collaboration of global philanthropists dedicated to the treatment and prevention of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) that affect more than 1.5 billion people worldwide, has partnered with Econet Wireless, Higherlife Foundation, and the Zimbabwean Ministry …

Alliance magazine 2 December 2017

New model for ‘philanthropy at scale’ launched by global philanthropists

Some of the world’s wealthiest people have combined forces to launch Co-Impact, a new $500 million initiative to pool resources, talent and ideas to improve the lives of underserved populations across the developing world. Olivia Leland, …

Alliance magazine 2 December 2017

Turkey Giving Circles on the rise 

The fifth giving circle organized by the Third Sector Foundation of Turkey (TUSEV) in October saw 90 donors pledge €11,000. Three CSOs presented their projects to win the funding, including a plan to increase the number of free guide dogs available to visually impaired individuals, …

Alliance magazine 2 December 2017

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince backs global drive to beat polio  

The crown prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahayan, has pledged $30 million to help finish the job of eradicating the polio virus. An estimated $1.5 billion is needed to eradicate the disease completely. Major …

Alliance magazine 30 November 2017

Legacy award honours social justice in US philanthropy

The Marguerite Casey Foundation with The Association of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE) and Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) recently announced the winner of the 2017 Patiño Moore Legacy Award, awarded to The Rev. Dr. William J. …