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News Alliance magazine 1 April 2020

2020 AVPN Conference to be online only

The annual AVPN Conference will be going online only this year owing to COVID-19, announced the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network. ‘While the world remains shaken and confined due to the unprecedented global pandemic, we at …

News Alliance magazine 31 March 2020

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

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has raised $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact of COVID-19 on Africa’s economies. It is thought to be the largest dollar-denominated social …

News Alliance magazine 31 March 2020

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

Philanthropy groups in London have joined in with the many foundations around the world that are taking steps to make resources and support available to those affected by COVID-19. Coordinated by London Funders, the London …

News Alliance magazine 30 March 2020

CAF emergency fund to support struggling charities through coronavirus crisis

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has launched an emergency fund for small charities and organisations as they battle the effects of the coronavirus. The CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund will offer one-time grants of up to …

News Alliance magazine 30 March 2020

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

Mark Zuckerberg announced that he would be contributing $25 million via the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to research for therapies and medicine to treat COVID-19. Zuckerberg’s contribution will go to funding the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator, which …

News Alliance magazine 28 March 2020

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

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RJWF) has issued a new call for proposals to bring the most impactful ideas from around the world to U.S. cities to help address the health impacts of climate change and …

News Alliance magazine 26 March 2020

European philanthropy foundations pledge flexibility in face of COVID-19 crisis

European infrastructure bodies Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) and the European Foundation Centre (EFC) have released a statement on COVID-19, offering reassurance that the philanthropy community stands ‘together during this testing time’ and …

Analysis Alliance magazine 24 March 2020

Facing the global pandemic: Dispatches from Alliance’s global editorial advisory board

This has been an extraordinary and terrifying week as countries around the world face up to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, we have repurposed a conversation between a global group of members from …

News Alliance magazine 24 March 2020

COVID-19: Dispatches from around the world published in latest Alliance extra

In this week’s free-to-read Alliance extra, a global group of members from the Alliance editorial advisory board have shared updates highlighting what philanthropy needs to do on the frontlines of the crisis. In total, 11 members …

News Alliance magazine 21 March 2020

Over 100 foundations pledge flexible funding to grantees in wake of COVID-19 crisis

More than 100 major US-based and international foundations pledged their commitment to more flexible funding to help grantee partners meet emergency needs prompted by the COVID-19 crisis. The pledge is spearheaded by the Ford Foundation, …