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Deeper issues for Arab philanthropy need to be discussed

Nora Murad 19 May 2018

A comprehensive and well-written report, Caroline Hartnell’s just-released Philanthropy in the Arab Region: A working paper gave me a feeling of déjà vu. The report featured the same deservedly respected experts that are featured in every report …


Philanthropy in captivity: counter-terrorism measures and Arab philanthropy

Sherine El Taraboulsi – McCarthy 2 May 2018

Caroline Hartnell’s Philanthropy in the Arab Region: A Working Paper is a fascinating account of the breadth of generosity and innovation in the Arab region. Philanthropic practices covered in the report run a wide gamut from traditional …


Alliance Breakfast Club: #DiasporaPhilanthropy

Emily Hurley 1 May 2018

Alliance‘s quarterly breakfast panel, hosted for the first time at London’s Mosaic Rooms, included a lively and diverse panel to discuss the magazine’s March 2018 issue, which focuses on diaspora philanthropy and its global role. …

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 …