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Elika Roohi

Interview Elika Roohi 26 April 2022 For Subscribers

‘Here we are, we got it, let’s go’: Speaking with Silicon Valley Community Foundation CEO Nicole Taylor

When Nicole Taylor assumed the role of Silicon Valley Community Foundation CEO in 2018, it was following a scandal about the organisation’s toxic working environment and a tough rebuilding job was in front of her. …

News Charles Keidan and Elika Roohi 22 March 2022

UK foundations failing at diversity, suggests new research

An analysis of 100 foundations in the UK found that on average, most foundations have poor practice when it comes to diversity. This finding was published in Foundation Practice Rating, a detailed assessment of foundation …

News 2 Elika Roohi 11 March 2022

$397 million in support donated for Ukraine so far

Almost $397 million has been raised in response to the crisis in Ukraine in the two weeks since Russia invaded, according to data from Candid. The figure is likely higher, and will become clearer as …

Interview Elika Roohi 8 March 2022 For Subscribers

Funding with a feminist lens: Neera Nundy, Dasra Co-founder

Private spending was up almost a quarter in India in 2020 – but where was it going? To understand the funding landscape in India, we sat down with Neera Nundy, Co-founder of Dasra, the organisation …

Interview Elika Roohi 25 January 2022 For Subscribers

An interview with new ClimateWorks CEO Helen Mountford

ClimateWorks CEO Helen Mountford is taking on her new role with a stubborn sense of optimism for our climate future. Following former CEO Charlotte Pera’s departure from ClimateWorks to the Bezos Earth Fund last April, …

Interview Elika Roohi 11 January 2022

‘Community knows what community needs’: Sara Lomelin on giving circles

Philanthropy Together launched in April of 2020, uniquely poised to harness the power of the collective at a moment when the collective was realising its power. CEO Sara Lomelin sat down with Alliance to talk …

Interview Elika Roohi 16 November 2021

The climate philanthropy statesman

GLASGOW – The Hewlett Foundation has traditionally been one of the biggest and longstanding funders in the climate philanthropy space, but this year they are asking their board to increase their budget by 40 per …

News Elika Roohi 4 November 2021

Philanthropy-led methane pledge raises additional $105m since launch last month

GLASGOW – The Global Methane Pledge, a public-private partnership to reduce methane emissions by 30 per cent by 2030, has raised an additional $105 million in the few short weeks since the pledge was launched …

News 1 Elika Roohi 3 November 2021

Major foundations, western nations pledge $1.7bn for Indigenous communities to protect forests

GLASGOW – An alliance of 17 major climate foundations, alongside the UK, US, Norway, Germany, and the Netherlands, have pledged to invest $1.7 billion to help Indigenous and local communities to protect tropical forests. Among …

News Elika Roohi 20 October 2021

European climate funding: small sums distributed unequally

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 …