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Amid Covid-19 spread in Mexico, Active Communities Fund begins work

24 September 2020
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The Active Communities Fund from Comunalia, the Alliance of Community Foundations in Mexico, and the Coca-Cola Foundation has begun work, starting with disbursing $151,000 to various humanitarian projects promoting the social and economic reactivation of communities in Mexico. Right now, the Active Communities Fund is supporting 11 projects working in the states of Nuevo León, Jalisco, Quintana Roo, Chihuahua, Sonora, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Baja California and Querétaro. Serving an estimated 81,000 people, the projects funded by …

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New report: Philanthropy’s response to 2020 crises show flexibility yet few examples of power sharing

22 September 2020
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A new report from Council on Foundations, Philanthropy California, and Dalberg Advisors outlines how the U.S. philanthropic sector is responding to the 2020 crises and the opportunities to shift practices and share power to enable communities and the industry to build an equitable future. The research team surveyed 250 foundation leaders and conducted more than a dozen in-depth interview to assess how the sector was changing amid the global pandemic, associated economic crisis, and racial …

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Bill Gates Sr., father of Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, dies at 94

16 September 2020
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Bill Gates Sr., a lawyer and the father of the Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist, passed away earlier this week. Gates …

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Chuck Feeney spends down $8 billion fortune, closes Atlantic Philanthropies

16 September 2020
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Charles ‘Chuck’ Feeney, the American cofounder of airport retailer Duty Free Shoppers, has officially given all of his money away …

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Which session at the 2020 EVPA Conference would you most like to read about?

15 September 2020
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As we approach the 2020 EVPA Annual Conference next week, we hope to be able to share the topics and …

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CAPSI publishes first issue of new journal addressing philanthropy and social investment

15 September 2020
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The Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment (CAPSI) has published the first issue of its journal, the International Review …

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At EVPA, first female CEO and new board chair assume roles ahead of annual meeting

14 September 2020
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The first female CEO at the European Venture Philanthropy Association has assumed her role this month. Former Novartis senior executive …

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‘Achtung, Stiftung!’: Austrian Foundation Association publishes practical handbook for Austrian sector

13 September 2020
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The Austrian Foundation Association has published ‘Achtung, Stiftung!’ or ‘Attention, Foundation! Non-profit foundation work in Austria: establish, lead, dissolve’, a …

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Alwaleed Philanthropies, Human Rights Commission cooperate to protect human rights

12 September 2020
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Alwaleed Philanthropies have joined the Saudi Human Rights Commission to sign a memorandum of cooperation that will aim to strength …

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Sandra Alzate appointed new Executive Director of AFE Colombia

11 September 2020
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The Asociación de Fundaciones Familiares y Empresariales, or Association of Family and Corporate Foundations in Colombia, has appointed Sandra Alzate …

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Jack Heath appointed new CEO of Philanthropy Australia

8 September 2020
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Philanthropy Australia has announced Jack Heath as its new CEO, commencing January 2021. Health joins PA after serving for eight …