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

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 27 March 2020

Philanthropists Julia and Hans Rausing announced that they are giving £16.5 million to charities and causes in the United Kingdom working to fight the COVID-19 pandemic – the largest UK pledge to date from individual …


Philanthropy cannot self-isolate, and good ideas should never be quarantined

Massimo Lapucci 27 March 2020

We are inundated, and appalled, every day with images, data and words all describing the horrific impact that this outbreak is having on our countries, our communities, and our own lives. It is at such …


Responding to the Coronavirus crisis – lessons from ACF’s Stronger Foundations initiative

Max Rutherford 27 March 2020

Over the last 18 months, the Association of Charitable Foundation’s Stronger Foundations initiative has sought to help UK-based charitable foundations identify and pursue excellent practice. During the course of 42 meetings, the last of which …

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

Alliance magazine 26 March 2020

European infrastructure bodies Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) and the European Foundation Centre (EFC) have released a statement on COVID-19, offering reassurance that the philanthropy community stands ‘together during this testing time’ and …

Social movements in times of pandemic: the moment for philanthropy has arrived

Romy Krämer, Graciela Hopstein and Halima Mahomed 26 March 2020

The global Corona pandemic might very well be the biggest crisis of our lifetime. The current situation has the potential to not only disrupt the status quo but to change our social, economic and political …

COVID-19 doesn’t need to slow you down

Kris Putnam-Walkerly 25 March 2020

In the past week, I’ve heard a dozen examples of philanthropists who dramatically slowed or halted their work because of cancelled trips or the need to work remotely. Assuming loved ones and colleagues are not …

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

Alliance magazine 24 March 2020

In this week’s free-to-read Alliance extra, a global group of members from the Alliance editorial advisory board have shared updates highlighting what philanthropy needs to do on the frontlines of the crisis. In total, 11 members …

COVID-19: Dispatch from Brazil

Marcos Kisil 22 March 2020

While I am writing, Brazil’s Health Ministry reports that there are 621 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country spread across 17 states. Unsurprisingly, the states with Brazil´s two biggest cities are home to the …

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

Alliance magazine 21 March 2020

More than 100 major US-based and international foundations pledged their commitment to more flexible funding to help grantee partners meet emergency needs prompted by the COVID-19 crisis. The pledge is spearheaded by the Ford Foundation, …

Donations to World Health Organisation top $30 million

Alliance magazine 20 March 2020

Over $30 million has been pledged the World Health Organisation (WHO) via special fund in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic. The fund is being co-ordinated by the United Nations Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy …