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Is the trust-based philanthropy bubble about to burst?

6 April 2022
Charles Keidan

If trust-based philanthropy is the new orthodoxy sweeping the philanthropic world, then MacKenzie Scott is its undisputed champion. Scott has turned the institutional philanthropy model on its head donating over $12 billion to nonprofits over the last two years. Without building an elaborate foundation infrastructure, Scott is easily out-spending major established foundations. Take for example one of the UK’s largest trusts, The Wolfson Foundation, who recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Wolfson, drawing on the guidance …

Editorial

Philea launches: good news for European philanthropy

7 December 2021
Charles Keidan

It took over ten years for a merger of the US Foundation Centre and Guidestar to create Candid. It’s taken the Donors and Foundation Network in Europe and the European Foundation Centre less than two to finally come together as one. While that seems like an age for those of us inside the philanthropy sector – and probably longer for those inside the convergence process – today’s launch is a milestone for European philanthropy. Dafne …