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Conference reports John Harvey 4 May 2015

Interview with Ford Foundation president Darren Walker

John Harvey sat down with Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, at the recent Global Philanthropy Forum, for a conversation on how he sees Ford moving forward under his leadership. JH   You’ve fairly recently …

Interview Darren Walker 1 June 2014

Interview with Darren Walker

‘What we have learned is that the Ford Foundation has done three things very well: building institutions, investing in people and advancing social innovation.’ The car has a new driver. Will he change direction? Will …

Opinion Moira Sinclair 9 August 2019

Philanthropy – past, present and future

This article was written for the European Foundation Centre as part of a specially commissioned blog series celebrating Its 30th anniversary. Click here to read more posts from some of the most influential thought-leaders on philanthropy discussing the …

Opinion Danny Sriskandarajah 24 May 2019

How can philanthropists help to tackle inequality?

Asking the richest people in the world to use their philanthropy to tackle rising inequality might sound like a crazy strategy. Crazier still that someone from Oxfam – the organisation that has campaigned on the …

Special feature Jeff Raikes 5 March 2019

Wanted: a cure for colour-blindness

Turning a blind eye to the racism underlying our education system means that any solution will be partial at best When the US education system was created more than 150 years ago, fewer career paths …

Opinion 1 Dr Stellah Wairimu Bosire 23 February 2019

Challenging the cookie cutter solutions to philanthropy

Recently, the European Union put out a call for funding proposals to support civil society in the ‘protection and promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms worldwide.’ It may not seem like it on the …

Book review Eva Rehse 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Winners Take All: The elite charade of changing the world

Reviewed by Eva Rehse, Global Greengrants Fund, Europe ‘The master’s tools,’ Audre Lorde famously wrote, ‘will never dismantle the master’s house.’ Anand Giridharadas’ new book is a reflection on what this means for the change-makers …

Conference reports 4 Melanie R. Brown 17 November 2017

Arming for justice: charge to philanthropy

Early into his address at the London School of Economics, Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, posed a question I have felt tugging at my conscience many times over the past decade I’ve spent …

Opinion Rose Longhurst 16 November 2017

Changing philanthropy to challenge inequality

‘Philanthropy is not a sector that likes to change’, Darren Walker asserted at a recent lecture at the London School of Economics. Although the Ford Foundation (where Walker is President) has been changing in recent …

News Alliance magazine 21 October 2017

Soros gifts $18 billion to Open Society Foundations

Disclosed last week, George Soros gifted $18 billion dollars to his Open Society Foundations. The foundation’s founder and chairman has now made one of the largest transfers of wealth ever, by a private donor to …