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Community foundations and their donor funds have indulged passive racism

Mark Hurtubise 24 June 2018

Would a community foundation comply with a wealthy donor’s recommendation to award a donor-advised grant to a charity that encourages review of national immigration policies? Probably. What if it was discovered later that same charity …


Victoria Falls, Zambia. Credit: Tee La Rosa

A journey to community philanthropy in Zambia

Barbara Nost and Tarisai Jangara 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

If the old vessel is foundering, don’t cling to the wreckage – build a new boat In 2011, Zambia was classified as a low-middle-income country, which had many economic and other implications for the country. …


Community philanthropy in the lead

Jenny Hodgson 29 May 2018 For Subscribers

Community philanthropy should be a star player in sustainable development The penny finally seems to have dropped: if civil society is going to be relevant and resilient over the long run, local support matters. As …

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 …

Why community philanthropy enables people-powered, sustainable development from the ground up

Clara Bosco 8 May 2018

This blog is part of a series that provides reflections on a new GrantCraft Leadership Paper “How Community Philanthropy Shifts Power: What Donors Can Do to Make That Happen”, published with the GFCF and Global …

Reflections from Hungary on helping donors walking the talk

Tamás Scsaurszki 4 May 2018

I was recently recovering from the results of the general election in Hungary, and desperate to find new ways to advance my work, when I came across How Community Philanthropy Shifts Power: What Donors Can …

Unleashing the true potential of philanthropy to transform lives and communities

Michael Mapstone 25 April 2018

Over the past couple of years, I have spent an inordinate amount of time in meetings and conferences about the role of philanthropy in _______ (fill the blank with ‘global development’, ‘SDGs’, ‘closing space’, ‘climate …

How community philanthropy shifts power: what donors can do to help make that happen

Alliance magazine 19 April 2018

While slogans like “think globally, act locally” have been around for decades, so much decision making about philanthropy and development aid still happens by stakeholders outside of affected communities. This GrantCraft Leadership Series paper by …

Russian philanthropy’s changing landscape: Growth spurts and growing pains

Lauren Bradford 25 March 2018

Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace, in association with Alliance and the Worldwide Initiative for Grantmaker Support (WINGS), recently launched the second report in their Philanthropy Bridge Series – this time in partnership with CAF Russia – on the …

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 …