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Small, locally-focused but willing to work together: new picture of Colombian foundations

Andrew Milner and Charles Keidan 21 June 2018

The Colombian foundation sector is relatively young, operates its own programmes, and is overwhelmingly focussed on young people and education. These are some of the most striking findings of a new study of the sector …


Philanthropy in Brazil: can funders play a more substantial role?

Ana Valeria Araujo 10 June 2018

Philanthropy in Brazil has the potential to play a much larger role in expanding and consolidating democracy. The working paper on Philanthropy in Brazil, recently published by Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace (PSJP) in association …


We need to encourage more people to write about their work

Atallah Kuttab 7 June 2018

Thanks to Nora Murad for raising important issues in her blog responding to PSJP’s report on Philanthropy in the Arab Region. Local discourses are something I work hard to highlight, including asset-based (vs needs-based) development and horizontal philanthropy …

Report on current state of Brazilian philanthropy launched

Alliance magazine 25 May 2018

This report on Brazilian philanthropy is part of a larger study by Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace (PSJP), started in 2016, to review the current state of philanthropy in emerging economies and the role …

Chilean foundations are behind the curve, suggests study

Andrew Milner 27 April 2018

A recently-published study by CEFIS UAI and the Hauser Institute for Civil Society at Harvard University notes three major challenges facing the Chilean foundation sector if it is to make a significant contribution to the …

More countries are now eligible for a free electronic subscription to Alliance

Alliance magazine 20 April 2018

Alliance magazine have added eight more countries from Europe and a further two countries from Latin America to their list of countries that are eligible for a free digital subscription which usually cost £45 per …

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announce five new Grand Challenges

Alliance magazine 17 March 2018

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 …

Foundations at scale

Andrew Milner 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

What do we mean by scaling up interventions? The Alliance website uses the following definition: ‘The ability to expand programmes, projects or ideas in collaboration with other foundations and/or government, business and civil society.’ The …

Meet the 2018 Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize finalists

Alliance magazine 20 February 2018

We are delighted to announce the six finalists for the fifth Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize. They come from Argentina, India, the UK and the US and their work extends across the globe. They are equally …

Participatory grantmaking helps to shift power relations in Mexico

Jenny Barry 15 February 2018

Amidst the resurgence of authoritarianism and rising conservatism in many countries around the world, an increasing number of human rights funders are doubling their efforts to support resilient social movements. Because these movements are sparked …