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2020 AVPN Conference to be online only

1 April 2020
Alliance magazine

The annual AVPN Conference will be going online only this year owing to COVID-19, announced the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network. ‘While the world remains shaken and confined due to the unprecedented global pandemic, we at AVPN feel that it is more important than ever to take collective action, reinforce our connection to one another (albeit virtually) and share stories of inspiration and innovation that we can all learn from. With that in mind, we are …

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African Development Bank raises landmark $3 billion for COVID-19

31 March 2020
Alliance magazine

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has raised $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact of COVID-19 on Africa’s economies. It is thought to be the largest dollar-denominated social bond ever launched in international capital markets. Although cases of COVID-19 were slower to arrive in Africa than in other parts of the world, the virus has now gained a foothold on the continent and is spreading quickly. Almost 5,000 …

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Civil society groups to receive COVID-19 funding via London Community Response

31 March 2020
Alliance magazine

Philanthropy groups in London have joined in with the many foundations around the world that are taking steps to make …

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CAF emergency fund to support struggling charities through coronavirus crisis

30 March 2020
Alliance magazine

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has launched an emergency fund for small charities and organisations as they battle the effects …

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Mark Zuckerberg commits $25 million to COVID-19 research, $100 million to journalism support

30 March 2020
Alliance magazine

Mark Zuckerberg announced that he would be contributing $25 million via the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to research for therapies and …

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$3 million fund to bring global ideas addressing health impacts of climate change to the US

28 March 2020
Alliance magazine

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RJWF) has issued a new call for proposals to bring the most impactful ideas from around …

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Julia and Hans Rausing commit £16.5 million to tackle COVID-19

27 March 2020
Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan

Philanthropists Julia and Hans Rausing announced that they are giving £16.5 million to charities and causes in the United Kingdom …

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European philanthropy foundations pledge flexibility in face of COVID-19 crisis

26 March 2020
Alliance magazine

European infrastructure bodies Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) and the European Foundation Centre (EFC) have released a statement …

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COVID-19: Dispatches from around the world published in latest Alliance extra

24 March 2020
Alliance magazine

In this week’s free-to-read Alliance extra, a global group of members from the Alliance editorial advisory board have shared updates highlighting …

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Over 100 foundations pledge flexible funding to grantees in wake of COVID-19 crisis

21 March 2020
Alliance magazine

More than 100 major US-based and international foundations pledged their commitment to more flexible funding to help grantee partners meet …

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Donations to World Health Organisation top $30 million

20 March 2020
Alliance magazine

Over $30 million has been pledged the World Health Organisation (WHO) via special fund in the wake of the COVID …