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Practical advice

COVID-19: An opportunity for transformative grant making

3 April 2020
Thomas Hilbink and Daniela Aydin

As funders race to set up rapid response funds to support groups hit by COVID-19, there are many good ideas circulating. One that has not had much traction in the best of times is the question of indirect costs. As civil society groups have been scrambling to respond to this health emergency, many groups face the reality of financial instability, which has been made worse by the current crisis. Because the needs are likely to …

Opinion

Why we need to keep talking about climate change

2 April 2020
Indra Heerkens

At this moment, we are all adjusting to the new reality of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Like any other organisation, the IKEA Foundation’s top priority is to protect our staff while reducing the transmission of the virus. We need every co-worker to look after themselves, their family and their loved ones, and we hope they can stay safe during this challenging time. Without our co-workers being in good health, we cannot carry out our …

News

2020 AVPN Conference to be online only

1 April 2020
Alliance magazine

The annual AVPN Conference will be going online only this year owing to COVID-19, announced the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network. …

Practical advice

How can philanthropists and foundations meaningfully and effectively coordinate COVID-19 response?

1 April 2020
Cassie Robinson

This is clearly a time for philanthropy and foundations to be proactive in how they support civil society. There is …

News

African Development Bank raises landmark $3 billion for COVID-19

31 March 2020
Alliance magazine

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has raised $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social …

News

Civil society groups to receive COVID-19 funding via London Community Response

31 March 2020
Alliance magazine

Philanthropy groups in London have joined in with the many foundations around the world that are taking steps to make …

Opinion

How can funders help local charities through the COVID-19 outbreak?

31 March 2020
Nicola Pritchard

In a crisis like this, the places where we live become more important than ever. Most immediately, coordinating protection and …

News

CAF emergency fund to support struggling charities through coronavirus crisis

30 March 2020
Alliance magazine

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has launched an emergency fund for small charities and organisations as they battle the effects …

News

Mark Zuckerberg commits $25 million to COVID-19 research, $100 million to journalism support

30 March 2020
Alliance magazine

Mark Zuckerberg announced that he would be contributing $25 million via the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to research for therapies and …

News

$3 million fund to bring global ideas addressing health impacts of climate change to the US

28 March 2020
Alliance magazine

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RJWF) has issued a new call for proposals to bring the most impactful ideas from around …

News

Julia and Hans Rausing commit £16.5 million to tackle COVID-19

27 March 2020
Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan

Philanthropists Julia and Hans Rausing announced that they are giving £16.5 million to charities and causes in the United Kingdom …