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Elika Roohi

News Elika Roohi 7 September 2021

Grants for clean air less than one per cent of total global philanthropic funding

Philanthropic funding for clean air amounts to 0.1 per cent of grants worldwide, according to a new report from the Clean Air Fund. And while philanthropic funding for clean air projects has increased, it is …

News Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 6 September 2021

Alliance poll: philanthropy to experience Asian boom

Philanthropy is primed for explosive growth across Asia, respondents to an Alliance survey published in the magazine’s special 100th issue have predicted. Almost half of the respondents forecast that Asia will see the most growth …

News Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 31 August 2021

Alliance anniversary poll: Gates and Ford had most positive impact over last 25 years

Alliance readers have identified the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Ford Foundation as the two standout foundations which have achieved the most positive impact on the world over the last 25 years. This …

Analysis Maria Chertok, Caroline Hartnell, Charles Keidan, Elika Roohi and Ingrid Srinath 31 August 2021

Bending the arc of philanthropy towards justice

Philanthropy has changed a lot, but you don’t see how your own child grows Our field has undergone profound shifts in the last 25 years amounting to a quiet revolution. Put crudely, international philanthropy a …

Analysis Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

25th anniversary reader survey

Alliance survey exclusive: Gates and Ford top perceptions of the foundations with the most positive impact worldwide Worldwide survey of Alliance readers identifies the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Ford Foundation as having the …

Interview 1 Elika Roohi 6 July 2021

African Visionary Fund: playing the game to change the game

The African Visionary Fund – a pooled funder with support from King Baudouin Foundation’s U.S. arm, Segal Family Foundation, Skoll Foundation, and Tawingo Fund – launched in early 2020, almost simultaneously with the start of …

News Elika Roohi 2 July 2021

Wellcome Trust plans to bring £29 billion endowment to net zero by 2050

The Wellcome Trust has announced a strategy to bring its £29 billion endowment, invested in shares, hedge funds, private equity, and property, to carbon net zero by 2050. The foundation has been criticised in the …

News Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 16 June 2021

MacKenzie Scott’s latest round of gifts prioritises philanthropy infrastructure

MacKenzie Scott has announced her latest round of financial gifts – this time allocating $2.7 billion to almost 300 organisations. Among the groups receiving grants are many U.S. philanthropy ecosystem and infrastructure bodies, which Scott …

Opinion Elika Roohi 11 June 2021

Are American philanthropists funding the gaps which their tax avoidance has caused?

A report from ProPublica this week, citing leaked tax returns of some of the wealthiest Americans, alleged that most of these billionaires pay little to no tax on their wealth. Among the list are many …

News Elika Roohi 1 June 2021

Controversial UK coal mine will never happen, says COP Climate Champion

Nigel Topping, the person appointed by the UK Government as High Level Climate Action Champion, says a proposed coalmine in Cumbria won’t happen No new licenses: North Sea oil and gas licenses won’t be granted, …