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Israeli foundation provides millions to the country’s at-risk youth

Emily Hurley 25 April 2018

A leading Israeli foundation has committed $31.6 million to help Israel’s at-risk youth. The Azrieli Foundation has partnered with Darca Schools—a network of Israel’s high schools—with the goals of at-risk youth staying in school, empowering …


How European policy makers have re-discovered philanthropy

Barry Hoolwerf 30 March 2018

Official interest in philanthropy is growing. In recent years European policy makers have (re-)discovered philanthropy and, more specifically foundations as contributors to the public good. In Brussels, the Directorate-General Research and Innovation (DG RTD) was …


Some key issues for philanthropy in the Arab region

Atallah Kuttab 26 March 2018

The working paper titled Philanthropy in the Arab Region succeeds in giving a comprehensive overview of the current state of philanthropy in the Arab region. Philanthropy is embedded in the culture of the region. The paper emphasizes …

Philanthropy in the Arab Region – reflections from the UAE

Natasha Ridge 21 March 2018

A new report from Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace entitled Philanthropy in the Arab Region makes a valuable contribution to understanding philanthropic efforts across the Middle East through highlighting both the excellent work that …

Arab philanthropy moves from charity to development, new reports finds

Alliance magazine 21 March 2018

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 …

Pears Foundation’s Amy Braier wins Jewish philanthropy award

Alliance magazine 19 March 2018

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 …

Interview: Omar Al-Qattan

Charles Keidan 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

Omar Al-Qattan started his professional life as a filmmaker and is now a businessman and philanthropist. Born in Beirut of Palestinian parents, he moved to the UK in 1975 and now chairs the A M …

Israel as the focal point

Alliance magazine 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

The hopes and dreams of many Jewish philanthropists – and the communities they are part of – find their expression in the support of a range of causes in Israel. The run-up to and establishment of …

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince backs global drive to beat polio  

Alliance magazine 2 December 2017

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 …

Leading Saudi philanthropist arrested on corruption charges

Alliance magazine 7 November 2017

A new anti-corruption body headed by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia has detained the founder of the Alwaleed Philanthropies, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the BBC has reported. One of the richest men in the …