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Ford Foundation’s plan to issue debt intriguing for its novelty, though not ready to be replicated globally

Alliance magazine 11 August 2020 For Subscribers

The Ford Foundation, together with several other large American foundations, announced recently a plan to issue debt to increase grantmaking – an unusual choice in the foundation world. Some have called the move groundbreaking, saying …


Latin America should turn to its women’s movements when rebuilding after COVID-19

1 Amalia Fischer 4 August 2020 For Subscribers

Feminism in Latin America is perhaps one of the most vibrant and enduring social movements in the world. Dating back more than 40 years, the organisation of women’s rights movements in Latin America has a …


From tragedies to transformation: Using a racial justice lens in global grantmaking

Lori Villarosa 21 July 2020 For Subscribers

Systemic inequities, a global pandemic, and violence from both state and private actors have created the perfect storm. Black, Asian, Indigenous, migrant, Roma and racialised communities around the world have responded to the present moment …

Artificial Intelligence and intelligence of the heart: Opportunities and risks in a post-COVID world

Joost Mönks and Charles Sellen 9 June 2020 For Subscribers

Read this article in French or Mandarin. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already all around us, yet this technological revolution has been largely neglected by the philanthropy sector so far. However, since the COVID-19 pandemic has …

Intelligence artificielle et intelligence du cœur: Opportunités et risques pour la philanthropie

Joost Mönks and Charles Sellen 9 June 2020 For Subscribers

Tandis que la pandémie de Covid-19 a confiné de larges populations, le développement de l’intelligence artificielle (IA) s’est accéléré. De fait, cette révolution technologique est déjà installée dans nos vies. Mais jusqu’à présent, elle a …

Valuing Asian social enterprise

Mehvesh Mumtaz Ahmed and Ruth Shapiro 2 June 2020 For Subscribers

As the coronavirus ravages businesses and communities, people are isolated, thrown out of work, cut off from medical care, and in need of services often provided by social enterprises. But new research shows that social …

Learning from the past to create the present

Rachel Wimpee 2 June 2020 For Subscribers

Two stories of philanthropy in the 1940s and 1950s show how the effects of funding can reverberate down the years. In writing for our online storytelling platform, RE:source, I use the archival records of foundations …

Why philanthropy must back democracy education and social movements in Latin America

Eduardo Manuel Val 19 May 2020 For Subscribers

What has become of the major advances in the establishment of social and human rights across Latin America? These advances were fuelled by the active participation of popular social movements and philanthropy, yet now so …

Long history of philanthropy and public health: Rockefeller Foundation campaigns in early 1900s

Barbara Shubinski 5 May 2020 For Subscribers

With the outbreak of COVID-19 stretching the capacity of governments and civil society around the world, philanthropies too are considering their role in the crisis. Barbara Shubinski, Director of Research and Education at the Rockefeller …

Fit for the future: Can we emerge stronger from the COVID-19 crisis?

WINGS 28 April 2020

Civil society was not ready for COVID-19. In this, the first of a series of articles aiming to assess changes needed to ensure a stronger supporting environment for civil society, Benjamin Bellegy (WINGS), Chris Worman …