Welcome to the fourth Alliance Audio.
This is the latest in a new series debating key issues in philanthropy with guests from across the foundation world.
In this podcast Alliance editor Charles Keidan hosts a discussion with Dan Corry, chief executive of think-tank New Philanthropy Capital, and Paul Streets, the chief executive of corporate funder, the Lloyds Bank Foundation.
The value of foundation grants to the voluntary sector now exceeds grants made by government; this makes foundations a potentially powerful force in society.
Yet Dan Corry and Paul Streets argue that foundations are falling short in two main areas – failing to provide the core funding which grantees need, and not being bold enough in speaking out and acting as agents of change themselves.
The discussion touches on the transparency of foundations, the level of support they give to grantees, the importance of core funding, and the current state of trust across philanthropic institutions.
Production – Kathryn Murrell, Alliance’s Communications Officer.
For further reading on the debate, see Dan Corry and Paul Streets’ joint provocation paper ‘Grant-makers must learn new tricks‘.