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Study finds human rights funding up by nearly 50 per cent since 2010

Andrew Milner 17 April 2018

Though human rights funding often features in philanthropy news because it is inadequately resourced, funding for the issue increased by almost half since 2010, according to a new study. The Advancing Human Rights initiative, a …


UK’s largest charitable funder publishes £6 billion of grants data

Alliance magazine 16 April 2018

360Giving’s campaign to open up UK grants data and make grantmaking more informed and effective has received a huge boost with over £6 billion worth of grants published by the Wellcome Trust. The UK’s largest …


Wallace Global Fund to invest stock market windfall back into grantmaking

Alliance magazine 15 April 2018

The Wallace Global Fund is investing all the profits it made in the stock market last year in their grantees’ social and environmental justice campaigns, and calling on other like-minded foundations to increase their spending. This …

Foundation board diversity: Five things we can do to break from the current reality

Kevin Walker 11 April 2018

This blog post is the third in a series written by foundation leaders in response to a new research report published by BoardSource titled Foundation Board Leadership: A Closer Look at Foundation Board Responses to Leading …

Foundations team up to study role of Facebook in elections

Alliance magazine 10 April 2018

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan, Charles Koch, John S. and James L. Knight, and Laura and John Arnold foundations; the Democracy Fund; and Omidyar Network, have announced the launch of a research initiative aimed at …

A Revolution of Capital

Clara Miller 10 April 2018 For Subscribers

Institutional philanthropy, whose self-appointed roles include providing risk capital for society, leading transformational change and addressing society’s greatest challenges, has not kept up and adjusted to the times. If we want philanthropy to stay relevant …

Is impact investing the next big thing for donor-advised funds?

Alliance magazine 8 April 2018

Private foundations have been taking bolder steps toward impact investing in recent years. But with more individuals turning to donor-advised funds (DAFs) to facilitate their giving, how can those funds also be invested today to improve …

Infrastructure 2.0: The Future of Philanthropic Impact

1 Larry McGill 7 April 2018

In “Towards Infrastructure 2.0: An Ecosystem Approach,” Barry Knight has written a vitally important paper that illuminates one of the most important challenges facing philanthropy today – its lethargy in coming to the realization that …

Where’s philanthropy’s fight against fake news headed next?

Alliance magazine 6 April 2018

According to the Foundation Center, since 2016, grantmakers have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into newsrooms, think tanks and universities that support media research and practice.  Some of this money has flowed as part …

Nathan Cummings Foundation commits 100% of endowment to mission-aligned investing

Alliance magazine 5 April 2018

The Nathan Cummings Foundation (NCF) have announced that they will align 100 per cent of their nearly half-billion dollar endowment with their mission to reduce social inequality and mitigate climate change, making it the largest …