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Charles Keidan

Sarah Sabatke and Charles Keidan 31 July 2017

Global social justice fund launched by Buffett’s NoVo Foundation

The NoVo Foundation, an organization founded by philanthropists Peter and Jennifer Buffett, has launched a new $20 million fund to support social justice globally. The Radical Hope Fund will commit the funds over four years …

Sarah Sabatke and Charles Keidan 24 July 2017

New report sheds light on age gap, lack of diversity in US philanthropic sector

An in-depth report published by the Council on Foundations, the US association of philanthropic organizations, highlights ongoing discrepancies across age and background within grantmaking organizations. The 2016 Full Grantmaker Salary and Benefits Report, published this …

Amanda Aguilar and Charles Keidan 19 July 2017

Philanthropy plays significant role in global development, new OECD data suggests

According to preliminary data from a survey by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), over 70 private foundations around the globe contributed $19.5 billion towards the economic development and welfare of developing countries …

Sarah Sabatke and Charles Keidan 21 June 2017

Germany’s Felix Oldenburg appointed chair of European donor network

The new chair of the Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) will be Felix Oldenburg, secretary general of the German Association of Foundations. Oldenburg takes over from Spanish foundation association chief, Rosa Gallego, who …

Charles Keidan 6 June 2017

European philanthropy gets political but will it last?

European philanthropy has taken a decidedly political turn. Last month over 60 members of the European Foundation Centre (EFC) signed a statement in support of NGO’s in Hungary and condemning the ‘repeated efforts of the …

Charles Keidan 6 June 2017

Solidarity fund for democracy in Europe announced

European foundations will join forces to fund initiatives aimed at strengthening civil society and safeguarding democratic values in Europe, the European Foundation Centre (EFC) has announced. The announcement was made by Ewa Kulik-Bielińska, outgoing chair …

Editorial Charles Keidan 30 May 2017

More in common

‘We are far more united and have far more in common with each other than things that divide us.’ These were the words of Jo Cox in her maiden speech to the UK Parliament on …

1 Charles Keidan 22 May 2017

Why the future of European philanthropy is German

What does someone who speaks almost zero German do at the annual conference of the Bundersverband Deutscher Stiftung, the Association of German Foundations? More to the point, what is someone like that doing there in the …

Charles Keidan 5 April 2017

Ford Foundation ploughs $1 billion into mission related investments

The Ford Foundation, one of world’s largest charitable foundations, has announced that it will invest up to $1 billion of its $12 billion endowment in Mission Related Investments.

Charles Keidan 29 March 2017

Time to talk payouts

Foundation payouts – how much a foundation spends as a proportion of their assets each year – might sound obscure and esoteric but the reality is anything but that. In the United States and Australia, a …