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$3 million for vaccines from Asia Philanthropy Circle, Gavi

Alliance magazine 6 June 2021

Asian Philanthropists, coordinated by the Asia Philanthropy Circle, have pooled $1.5 million in funding to contribute 600,000 doses towards the COVAX global Covid-19 vaccine target. Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, will match the funds – securing …


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Time to take a leap forward and offer mental health for all

1 Maximilian Martin and Anil Soni 3 June 2021

Around the world, one billion people suffer from mental health problems. Depression and anxiety are among the top ten causes worldwide of years lived with disability. Mental health is a foundational issue. In 1954, Dr …


Donors can do a lot more to achieve a humanitarian system that works for women

Holly Miller and Naomi Tulay-Solanke 30 May 2021

Last week, the Feminist Humanitarian Network released research led by its women’s rights organisation (WRO) members on the challenges that the humanitarian response has presented for WROs during Covid-19, and the feminist solutions they used …

Civil society embattled and essential during pandemic, finds CIVICUS annual report

Alliance magazine 27 May 2021

Throughout the last year, governments across the world used the uncertainty of the pandemic to clamp down on civic freedoms. In response, millions of people around the world mobilized to demand more just, equal, and …

Pandemic has exacerbated disparities for LGBTIQA+ communities

Alliance magazine 25 May 2021

New research from Dreilinden has found that the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated disparities for LGBTIQA+ communities. The finding was published in Dreilinden’s 5th monitoring study, released in partnership with the German Institute for Human Rights. …

Everyone is funding oxygen. This is a problem.

Smarinita Shetty 24 May 2021

Media attention on Covid-19 deaths due to a lack of oxygen in big cities has skewed donor priorities. This is impacting relief efforts on the ground. As the second wave of Covid-19 rages through the …

How is philanthropy responding to India’s Covid-19 crisis?

4 Elika Roohi 20 May 2021

Over 20 per cent of total Covid relief funding pledged in 2021 has been sent to India, according to Candid. Almost 50 grants and pledges worth a total of $285 million have been given to …

$1.5m pooled fund launches in Asia to improve healthcare systems

Alliance magazine 10 May 2021

A new pooled fund in Asia, coordinated by the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, will support strengthening healthcare systems in Southeast Asia. The AVPN Philanthropic Pooled Fund is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, …

Charity for charity’s sake: the role of philanthropy in an uncertain world

Cristiana Falcone Sorrell 5 May 2021

The sole constant of the past year has been uncertainty, impacting the plans and priorities of people, businesses, and charities worldwide. For those of us in philanthropy, it has been a time not just to …

ACF report: Covid-19 has set back foundations’ work on climate change

Elika Roohi 22 April 2021

An interim report on the progress of the UK climate philanthropy commitment has highlighted the need for foundations to accelerate efforts to fulfil their climate commitments, with many noting that the pandemic has slowed their …