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Alliance event today! What can the future of philanthropy learn from its past?

16 September 2021
Alliance magazine

Join Alliance magazine today at 2 p.m. BST to listen in on a conversation exploring the role of philanthropy in creating a more just and equitable future. As Alliance celebrates its 25th anniversary and marks 100 issues covering global philanthropy, we’re spending today commemorating those milestones with an expert panel. The panel features Ingrid Srinath, Director of the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy, Ashoka University, India, and member of the Alliance editorial advisory board; …

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Prince Charles’ Foundation under statutory investigation

14 September 2021
Charles Keidan and Elika Roohi

The Prince’s Foundation, which brings together the philanthropic activities of the heir to the British throne, is under formal investigation, Scotland’s charity regulator has confirmed. ‘We have written to the trustees informing them that we will investigate… under the powers set out in section 28 of the Charities and Trustee Investments (Scotland) Act 2005’, the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OCSR) posted on its website. The news is a significant escalation, with the OCSR …

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Gates, Soros team up on access to medical technology

10 September 2021
Elika Roohi

Despite sharp differences in their approach to global health, Bill Gates and George Soros’s respective foundations have teamed up to support medical technology through an initiative by the Soros Economic Development Fund and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to acquire diagnostic technology group Mologic. Mologic Ltd is an innovator in the development of lateral flow and rapid diagnostic technologies, including tests that can help combat tropical diseases such as dengue, bilharzia, and river blindness …

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

7 September 2021
Elika Roohi

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 largely disbursed by climate, environmental, and energy funders, and mainly directed to North America, Europe, India, China, and global projects. Clean Air Fund’s study, released today on the United Nation’s clean air day, also found that governments worldwide funnelled 21 …

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Alliance poll: philanthropy to experience Asian boom

6 September 2021
Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan

Philanthropy is primed for explosive growth across Asia, respondents to an Alliance survey published in the magazine’s special 100th issue …

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Philanthropy mobilises to support Afghan refugees

6 September 2021
Alliance magazine

Philanthropy is stepping up to provide support to Afghan refugees, including a $15.7 million grants from the LEGO Foundation, a …

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Philanthropy keeps Zimbabwe afloat as frequent climate disasters hit the country

2 September 2021
Andrew Mambondiyani

Zimbabwe is in the clasp of a crippling economic crisis resulting from a mix of climate change disasters and fiscal …

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

31 August 2021
Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan

Alliance readers have identified the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Ford Foundation as the two standout foundations which …

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Here’s how philanthropy can change: editorial team shares recommendations in Alliance’s 100th issue

31 August 2021
Alliance magazine

Global philanthropy should increase diversity on every level and facilitate wider ownership of the philanthropy debate, increase levels of participation …

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Major funders establish $5.7m participatory grantmaking fund for Detroit nonprofits

21 August 2021
Alliance magazine

Six major funders have joined together to establish a $5.7 million fund for nonprofits in Detroit that are led by …

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CAMFED wins Hilton Foundation’s $2.5m Hilton Humanitarian prize

19 August 2021
Alliance magazine

The Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED), a pan-African movement revolutionizing how girls’ education is delivered, has won the Hilton Humanitarian …

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OSF, Gates Foundation, CIFF among philanthropies to cover UK aid cuts

15 August 2021
Alliance magazine

A group of major funders and foundations will provide $130 million in emergency funding to help save critical projects tackling …

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Kellogg Foundation pledges $1m grant to giving circle network Philanthropy Together

11 August 2021
Alliance magazine

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation will be supporting Philanthropy Together, a global initiative dedicated to scaling and strengthening the giving circle …