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1 Alliance magazine 9 April 2018

Epic Quest: a big-picture look at private philanthropy for global development

While philanthropic giving for development is pretty modest when stacked up against official development assistance (ODA), this money is playing a major role in some sectors. So says a new report from the Organisation for …

Alliance magazine 8 April 2018

Is impact investing the next big thing for donor-advised funds?

Private foundations have been taking bolder steps toward impact investing in recent years. But with more individuals turning to donor-advised funds (DAFs) to facilitate their giving, how can those funds also be invested today to improve …

Alliance magazine 6 April 2018

Where’s philanthropy’s fight against fake news headed next?

According to the Foundation Center, since 2016, grantmakers have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into newsrooms, think tanks and universities that support media research and practice.  Some of this money has flowed as part …

Alliance magazine 5 April 2018

Nathan Cummings Foundation commits 100% of endowment to mission-aligned investing

The Nathan Cummings Foundation (NCF) have announced that they will align 100 per cent of their nearly half-billion dollar endowment with their mission to reduce social inequality and mitigate climate change, making it the largest …

Alliance magazine 3 April 2018

Puja Marwaha accepts the 5th Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize at WINGS Funders Meeting

Puja Marwaha of CRY (Child Rights and You) was announced as the 5th winner of the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize at the WINGS International Meeting for Funders in Barcelona, 26–27 March. Also nominated for the …

Alliance magazine 29 March 2018

Longleigh Foundation appoint Cristina Andreatta as director

Cristina Andreatta has joined the Longleigh Foundation as director with strategic responsibility for developing their grant-funding programme and expanding their work across England. Cristina was previously Senior Network Engagement Manager at the Association of Charitable Foundations, the membership …

Alliance magazine 22 March 2018

MDIF closes $6 million media impact fund

Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF), the New York-based non-profit which supports independent media in countries where it is under threat, has announced the final close of its MDIF Media Finance I (MMF I), a $6 …

Alliance magazine 21 March 2018

Arab philanthropy moves from charity to development, new reports finds

Philanthropy’s role in the Arab region is shifting from a more traditional religious and charitable paradigm to one of secular development. That’s a central finding of a new working paper published today by the Philanthropy …

Alliance magazine 19 March 2018

Pears Foundation’s Amy Braier wins Jewish philanthropy award

Amy Braier, director of the Pears Foundation has been awarded the Jonathan Joseph Greenberg Memorial Award, which honors foundation professionals engaged in grantmaking, 40 and under, who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in Jewish philanthropy. The …

Alliance magazine 17 March 2018

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announce five new Grand Challenges

The world’s largest foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which spends over $4 billion a year on public health, education and development causes, have announced five new Grand Challenges initiatives aimed at solving key …