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KBF launches coalition to bolster independent news in Europe

2 December 2021
Alliance magazine

The King Baudouin Foundation has helped launch a coalition of European media groups, investors, and philanthropic institutions that will provide capital and expertise to news media companies operating in countries where media plurality is at risk. Pluralis, a Dutch limited liability company based in Amsterdam, will invest in news outlets that ‘provide independent, quality reporting’ where plurality is under threat – one of its first moves was to acquire 40 per cent in the Polish …

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Brazil giving circle for racial equity launches on GivingTuesday

30 November 2021
Alliance magazine

Brazil’s Baoba Fund for Racial Equity, The Women Invested to Save Earth Fund (WISE Fund), and Black Philanthropy Month have teamed up to launch its first community-based giving circle to support grassroots organisations working for racial equity. The call is launching today with a digital event on GivingTuesday – a sign of the increasing globalisation of the GivingTuesday movement. Brazil has a population that is more than 56 per cent Black – yet Black people …

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Smaller foundations have structural advantage in some areas, finds report

27 November 2021
Alliance magazine

While smaller foundations may be constrained by limited resources, capacity, or time – they have an advantage when it comes to pursuing ambitious practice because they can be more agile. This finding was published in a new report, out this week, from the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF), which focused on the benefits of small foundations when it comes to pursuing ambitious and effective practice and achieving impact in pursuit of their mission. Smaller foundations can …

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Corporate giving in Pakistan increased by 15% during pandemic, finds report

22 November 2021
Alliance magazine

A new report from the Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy found that between 2019-20, donations from the corporate sector increased by 15 per cent on the previous year, amounting to a sum of almost $94 million. ‘Corporate Philanthropy in Pakistan: A Potential Resource for Social Development’ is an annual report prepared by the Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy. The Centre has been running the report since 2004 and has tracked a steady increase in corporate philanthropy over …

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Solidarity for Palestinian civil society from 100+ global philanthropies

20 November 2021
Alliance magazine

In an open letter, more than 100 global foundations and donors have expressed solidarity with Palestinian civil society, after six …

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$3m from philanthropy to kickstart loss & damage funding at COP26; public funds don’t follow

15 November 2021
Alliance magazine

Leading climate funders, including the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), the European Climate Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation, the Open Society …

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AVPN’s Korea-focused Digital Transformation Fund gets $1m grant from Google.org

12 November 2021
Alliance magazine

Google.org, the charitable arm of Google, has donated $1 million to the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network’s (AVPN) Digital Transformation Fund, …

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$37m from Bezos, IKEA, Laudes for Science Based Targets initiative

6 November 2021
Alliance magazine

The Bezos Earth Fund, IKEA Foundation, and Laudes Foundation have collectively pledged $37 million to the Science Based Targets initiative, …

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Philanthropy-led methane pledge raises additional $105m since launch last month

4 November 2021
Elika Roohi

GLASGOW – The Global Methane Pledge, a public-private partnership to reduce methane emissions by 30 per cent by 2030, has …

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Philanthropy begins to face up to climate injustice

4 November 2021
Charles Keidan

GLASGOW – A coalition of foundations and activists are seeking to put adaption to loss and damage – negative climate …

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Major foundations, western nations pledge $1.7bn for Indigenous communities to protect forests

3 November 2021
Elika Roohi

GLASGOW – An alliance of 17 major climate foundations, alongside the UK, US, Norway, Germany, and the Netherlands, have pledged …

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Philanthropy commitments roll in as COP26 gets down to business

3 November 2021
Charles Keidan

GLASGOW – Some of the world’s leading foundations are making their mark at the UN COP26 as the UN climate …

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European Parliament discusses need for a single market for philanthropy

28 October 2021
Alliance magazine

Is there a need for a single market for philanthropy? The European Parliament launched a discussion of this question last …