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When it comes to refugees, German foundations can do more and better

Susan Hennessy 8 December 2017

Living in Uganda between 2013 and 2105 and now in Berlin has given me a unique insight into attitudes of citizens and the responding governments and agencies of two countries which opened their borders to …


Interview: Adessium Foundation

Charles Keidan 5 December 2017

Adessium is an endowed foundation in the Netherlands, established in 2005 by commodities trader Gerard van Vliet and his family. Today, it spends approximately €18 million annually on programmes including marine conservation and efforts to …


Foundation programmes on the media

Andrew Milner and Charles Keidan 5 December 2017

A number of foundations run programmes on the media in different parts of the world backing investigative journalism, maintaining journalistic standards in the digital age, increasing credibility of news and maintaining open channels of information …

Underwriting independent media

Nienke Venema 5 December 2017

Over the last 30 years, digital disruption has caused media business models to struggle and sometimes fail. As a result, CEOs and boards of directors are faced with decisions that might benefit revenue but not …

The opportunities and limits of foundation-funded journalism

Barbara Hans 5 December 2017

Journalism, it is said, is in crisis. But that isn’t strictly accurate. Journalism is actually beset by at least two different crises: a funding crisis and a credibility crisis. Philanthropy can help solve both, but …

Safeguarding the Guardian

Rachel White 5 December 2017

At a time when challenges to media independence pollute and distort the news landscape and traditional revenue models continue to erode, independent media organizations are thinking innovatively about how best to fund high-quality independent journalism. …

Turkey Giving Circles on the rise 

Alliance magazine 2 December 2017

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, …

Looking beyond the echo chamber

Megan Sullivan 1 December 2017

The global context in which the 2017 Trust Conference took place was particularly challenging. There are many reasons to conclude that we are seeing a global regression in Women’s rights; the US reinstatement of the …

The good, the bad and the unspeakable – corporate foundations gather in Switzerland

Theresa Gehringer 1 December 2017

Under this striking slogan, the second European Corporate Foundations Knowledge Exchange took place on the 21 and 22 of November 2017. Following the first edition in December 2016 in France, DAFNE and SwissFoundations invited to …

Working together to stop the traffic

Abha Thorat-Shah 30 November 2017

For me, attending the Trust Conference 2017 last week encapsulated having a huge shared sense of solidarity and purpose in the face of difficult challenges. This annual gathering is a unique forum that truly spurs …