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Elika Roohi

News Elika Roohi 23 April 2021

60+ funders to UK PM: race report findings unhelpful, divisive, damaging

‘We believe this to be unhelpful, divisive and potentially damaging,’ said 62 foundations, signing an open letter to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson this week co-ordinated by the Association of Charitable Foundations, addressing the UK …

News Elika Roohi 22 April 2021

ACF report: Covid-19 has set back foundations’ work on climate change

An interim report on the progress of the UK climate philanthropy commitment has highlighted the need for foundations to accelerate efforts to fulfil their climate commitments, with many noting that the pandemic has slowed their …

Interview Elika Roohi 13 April 2021 For Subscribers

Interview: Alix Guerrier, CEO of GlobalGiving

GlobalGiving is an organisation that focuses on a bottom-up approach to aid and supporting grassroots charitable projects. We wanted to understand how the crises of the last year – health, justice, political, environmental – changed …

News Elika Roohi 1 April 2021

Ford Foundation commits $15 million to Black Feminist Fund

The Ford Foundation has announced a commitment of $15 million to launch a new philanthropic fund focused on efforts to address key issues impacting Black women. Developed and led by a core group of Black …

Interview Elika Roohi 16 March 2021 For Subscribers

Denis Mizne: supporting vaccination, education, and leadership in Brazil

A year ago, the Lemann Foundation – a family foundation in Brazil that focuses on education and capacity-building – received an email from Oxford. It was proposing a partnership: would the Lemann Foundation help organise …

News Elika Roohi 10 March 2021

Andrew Steer named President and CEO of $10 billion Bezos Earth Fund

Andrew Steer, who currently serves as CEO of the environmental non-profit World Resources Institute, will join the Bezos Earth Fund as President and CEO in the coming weeks, announced Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos yesterday. According …

News 1 Elika Roohi 8 March 2021

MacKenzie Scott remarries, news is announced through husband’s Giving Pledge letter

MacKenzie Scott, philanthropist and ex-wife of billionaire Jeff Bezos, has married Dan Jewett, a high school science teacher who has pledged to work with her in giving away much of her billions. The news of …

News Elika Roohi 22 February 2021

New research studies French philanthropy’s response to pandemic

New research from PSSP (Philanthropy & Social Sciences Program) in France released this week explores the flexibility and collaboration between philanthropic actors in the French sector in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. The research …

News Elika Roohi 21 January 2021

EFC and Dafne announce plans to become one organisation in 2021

In a major recalibration of Europe’s philanthropy infrastructure, the European Foundation Centre (EFC) and the Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (Dafne) will converge this year to form one philanthropy network. First made public in …

Interview Elika Roohi 5 January 2021

Inequality and infections: philanthropy must be a catalyst for changing power imbalances

When UCL Professor Sarah Hawkes founded Global Health 50/50, she and co-founder Kent Buse were interested in understanding how the global health system performed against its professed commitments to gender equity. Hawkes wasn’t surprised to …