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How African philanthropy responds in a crisis

Jan Schwier and Maddie Holland 12 July 2020

Africa will likely not be spared from the public health and economic ravages of the COVID-19 global pandemic. But while the global community struggles to respond with timely aid and as funders focus on addressing …

Why the United States should build back better: A call for post-COVID, climate-forward policy

Jonathan Pershing and Jane Flegal 9 July 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a gut punch to the world. Millions of people infected. Hundreds of thousands dead. Hospitals (again) overflowing. And the effects disproportionately falling on BIPOC communities facing systemic racism and structural …

New report studies impact of COVID-19 on African civil society organisations

Alliance magazine 8 July 2020

The immediate impact of COVID-19 on African civil society organisations (CSOs) was swift, widespread, and destabilising. This is one of the main findings of a new survey undertaken by @AfricanNGOs and EPIC-Africa. Titled ‘The Impact of COVID-19 …

Hiding in plain sight: Racism in the room made visible by COVID-19 and how to create new pathways

Erika Seth Davies 7 July 2020

Historic discriminatory policies and practices intentionally designed to eliminate access to economic opportunities for Black, Indigenous, and other people of colour (BIPOC) have ensured that everyone doesn’t enter a level playing field when it comes …

Doing Good Index 2020 shows how Asia can maximise doing good in a post-Covid world

Ruth Shapiro 6 July 2020

Famous American politician Tip O’Neil once said that ‘all politics is local’. These days, philanthropy is local as well. Of course, not all philanthropy has localised, but even prior to COVID-19, we saw trends toward …

Rockefeller Brothers Fund announces $48 million increase in grantmaking budget

Alliance magazine 3 July 2020

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund has announced that it will increase its grantmaking budget by $48 million over five years, including $10 million for a new programme focusing on racial justice. The other funds will go …

Environmental philanthropy and COVID-19: More urgent than ever

Julia Davies 2 July 2020

With much of the world exiting a pandemic and entering a recession, the environment and conservation may not seem a pressing concern – but climate change and biodiversity loss remain the most significant threats we …

EFC report charts responses to COVID-19 pandemic

Alliance magazine 1 July 2020

The European Foundation Centre has released a report that charts survey responses of how foundations are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report features over 100 responses from 27 countries and looks at how EFC …

In Nigeria, philanthropy’s COVID-19 response raises questions

Shaninomi Eribo 30 June 2020

At the end of February, the first case of COVID-19 in Nigeria was recorded in the city of Lagos – the nation’s defacto commercial capital with a population of almost 20 million people, about 4 …

A global pandemic, an economic crisis: What can foundations, philanthropists, and funders do?

1 Julia Unwin 30 June 2020

We always knew that this would be a precarious time. Countless commentators in the last five years have predicted economic volatility, climate chaos, cyber attacks and yes, the risks of a global pandemic. To believe …