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Opinion

Beyond giving: Generation Impact and the crises of 2020

21 October 2021
Michael Moody and Sharna Goldseker

As the urgent needs of the pandemic spread like wildfire last year, Caitlin Heising knew that she and her family had to do something big. As the daughter of Giving Pledge signers and vice-chair of their San Francisco Bay Area-based Heising-Simons Foundation, Caitlin had the opportunity – and felt the obligation – to ensure that she and her family responded quickly and significantly. Right away the foundation gave $2 million to the UCSF Medical Center …

News

European climate funding: small sums distributed unequally

20 October 2021
Elika Roohi

Funding for climate change mitigation in Europe amounts to less than two per cent of total philanthropic funding on the continent – and within that sum, just 3.5 per cent is directed in grants to Eastern Europe with the other 96.5 per cent allocated to Western Europe. ‘This is particularly alarming given that Europe plays an important role as a global laboratory for climate policy and technology innovation,’ notes the report from which these figures …

Interview

‘The climate crisis galvanised us’: Trottier Family Foundation on their climate action

19 October 2021
Alliance magazine and International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change

‘If we can’t solve the climate crisis, none of our other work will matter’, said Eric St.Pierre, speaking about the Trottier Family Foundation’s climate work to Alliance recently. The Canadian foundation has been slowly ramping up its climate work over the last decade – starting with allocating grant dollars to the effort, divesting from fossil fuels around six years ago, and most recently joining the International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change. As Alliance magazine’s June 2021 …

Conference reports

EFC Conference 2021: Day one in Tweets!

18 October 2021
Alliance magazine

Highlights from day one of the European Foundation Centre Annual Conference: ‘From crisis to opportunity – How can philanthropy accelerate sustainable change?’ Opening plenary Only 1,5% of philanthropy goes to rethinking the current economic model which focused on growth. @DelphineMoralis @The_EFC opening panel @kuminaidoo Andreas Treichl Anne-Brigitte Albrectsen @LEGOfoundation @erstefoundation pic.twitter.com/BBncegZ1ps — Anna Sienicka (@aksienicka) October 18, 2021 I agree with Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen from @LEGOfoundation that the philantropy sector is too afraid of taking risks, …

Conference reports

Civil society in the digital age: 2021 EFC Conference Preview

18 October 2021
Lucy Bernholz

The 2021 European Foundation Centre annual conference will look at ‘ways for philanthropy to help catalyse a more holistic response …

News

Vladimir Potanin establishes $1.4 billion endowment for his foundation

17 October 2021
Alliance magazine

Russian Philanthropist Vladimir Potanin has announced that he is establishing a 100 billion ruble ($1.4 billion) endowment for his philanthropic …

News

EFC launch podcast series ahead of 2021 Conference in Vienna

16 October 2021
Alliance magazine

To raise the curtain on the 2021 European Foundation Centre (EFC) Conference, taking place from 18-20 October in Vienna, the EFC …

Opinion

Strengthening global institutional philanthropy: insights from Latin America

15 October 2021
Matthew D. Bird and Vicente M. León

Institutional philanthropy in low- and middle-income countries is young, vibrant, and growing. Yet the nature of these philanthropic organisations differs …

News

Over 20 foundations join to commit $223 million to reducing methane emissions

14 October 2021
Alliance magazine

More than 20 leading philanthropic organisations have partnered to commit $223 million to drastically reducing methane emissions around the world. …

News

Philanthropy Together launches racial equity programme for giving circles globally

14 October 2021
Alliance magazine

Philanthropy Together — a global initiative to diversify and democratize philanthropy through scaling and strengthening giving circles — has launched …

News

New report offers advice for grantmakers working in Africa

14 October 2021
Alliance magazine

A new report from the Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group shares advice and reflections by individuals engaged in grantmaking in Africa. …

Opinion

How should we measure the impact of philanthropy that supports community-led change?

13 October 2021
Dana R. H. Doan

This article is part of a series of articles about Community-Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy …

News

Philanthropy centre joins women’s university to explore impact, potential for philanthropy in Pakistan

12 October 2021
Alliance magazine

The Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy has joined the Fatima Jinnah Women University in establishing a programme of activities that will …