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Current status and trends of Chinese corporate foundations

FU Changbo, YOU Haixia and CHAI Yuyang 21 May 2024 For Subscribers

Corporate foundations are a significant channel for private companies and entrepreneurs to fulfill their social responsibilities and play an active role in participating in the Third Distribution[1] in China. The report to the 20th National …


Philanthropy must address the erosion of the ‘outer commons’

Clara Miller 14 May 2024

In North America, social ideals encompassing the ‘common good’ have existed from the earliest times of human habitation. First Nations tribes, groups of European settlers landing from England, France and Spain, enslaved Africans arriving under …


Arts funding post-Covid is on life support

Caroline McCormick 7 May 2024 For Subscribers

Watching Sir Captain Tom walk his garden during Covid, I recall thinking to myself – I know when we started fundraising for culture, but when did we start fundraising for the NHS? As charities play …

The emerging story of philanthropy and peace

Barry Knight 23 April 2024 For Subscribers

Recent growth in violent conflict across the world means that philanthropy has little choice but to address it. While the world’s media are focused on Ukraine and the Middle East, other regions including Sudan, Ethiopia, …

Empowering Indigenous communities: The rise of Indigenous-Led Funds

Lourdes Inga and Winnie Kodi 16 April 2024

Over the last few years, we have seen attention going to initiatives that aim to redistribute funding in a way that acknowledges that those who are in closer proximity to the communities they serve have …

Using regenerative finance to address the yawning US racial wealth gap

Erika Williams 2 April 2024 For Subscribers

For every $100 in wealth held by white households in the U.S, Black households hold only $15, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve’s 2022 Survey of Consumer Finances. ‘Centuries of discrimination in public policy, financial …

The power of gender-just climate action and the urgent need for funding

Carla Lopez, Laura García, Nisha Owen and Bridget Burns 26 March 2024

Every March, Women’s History Month ushers in a flurry of discussions on gender issues, including the stark reality of dwindling funding for women and gender-diverse communities. While data and reports highlight the widening funding gap, …

Quick fixes to systemic impact: The quest to address gender-based violence

Andrea Chiara Brancale and Giulia Sergi 12 March 2024 For Subscribers

Every three days a man murders a woman in Italy; in 2023 there were 120 reported cases. Furthermore, the mainstream media narrative in the aftermath of these murders perpetuates the insidious cycle of gender-based violence: …

#IWD2024: Beyond feminist ‘buzzwords’

Kit Muirhead 8 March 2024

This International Women’s Day, Alliance is spotlighting the work of those fighting for gender equality and justice within philanthropy and beyond. Our coverage is guided by an intersectional feminist approach – one that recognises how …

Seeing the northern light at the Nordic Foundation Conference

Charlotte Kilpatrick 5 March 2024 For Subscribers

You can tell a lot about a place by visiting its airport. My trip to Norway last November was my first assignment abroad since I joined Alliance three months earlier. I was headed to Kristiansand …