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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 …


Insights from our work funding and supporting charities to improve DEI

15 November 2021
Bonnie Chiu and Lily Lewis

In our last post, we outlined the steps we took to support five charities and social enterprises to apply a …


How philanthropy can help to reimagine a better world rooted in justice, solidarity, and community

14 November 2021
Nina Blackwell

Over the past 18 months, many funders (philanthropic and otherwise) – struck by the realization that so many of our …

Conference reports

Moving deckchairs around the titanic or driving radical reforms. Is philanthropy stepping up to the plate?

13 November 2021
Jana Hainsworth

Cards on the table. I lead a European network of NGOs advocating for children’s rights in Europe. We are cash …


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

12 November 2021
Alliance magazine, the charitable arm of Google, has donated $1 million to the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network’s (AVPN) Digital Transformation Fund, …


All hands on deck: Philanthropy’s extraordinary moment

11 November 2021
Leslie Johnston

Philanthropic capital must play a bigger role in driving the systems shift we need Pressure is on here in Glasgow. …


Fighting factory farming with new approaches to producing and using research

10 November 2021
Caroline Fiennes

Moving to a sustainable and fair food system is a giant challenge, and the organisations driving it are small compared …


Philanthropy, climate change and European agriculture: an idea whose time has come

9 November 2021
Thomas Legge, Trees Robijns and Hugo Hooijer

For many years, agriculture was the poor cousin of climate philanthropy. The European Climate Foundation’s land-use programme is an indication …


Our honest reflections from funding and supporting charities to improve on diversity, equity and inclusion

8 November 2021
Bonnie Chiu and Lily Lewis

The Social Investment Consultancy (TSIC) collaborated with The Pocressi Initiative (TPI) on an action research project, supporting charities and social …


Community-driven systems change: A practical way to shift power in global development and philanthropy

7 November 2021
Sadaf Shallwani

Traditional global development practices aren’t working. Despite substantial investments in development efforts over many years, many large projects initiated by …


$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, …


The impact ecosystem is at a turning point

5 November 2021
Roberta Bosurgi

In the early days of EVPA’s existence at the beginning of the 21st century, venture philanthropy was a term known …