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‘It is give-back time’: In conversation with Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Richard Robinson

Danielle Walker Palmour 21 September 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has produced economic chaos with worse predicted to follow – and the endowments and assets of grantmakers follow the fortunes of the market. How are foundations coping with the financial effects of …

Is capacity strengthening support the missing piece in grantmaking? Part II

13 Emmanuel Otoo 20 September 2020

In part I of this piece, we explored how the situation presented by the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increased focus on transforming funding practice, and the role Capacity-building Choice can play in strengthening …

Is capacity strengthening support the missing piece in grantmaking? Part I

13 Emmanuel Otoo 19 September 2020

The dedication that grantmakers and funders bring to facilitate equity and justice in grantmaking continues to drive the quest for stronger and more sustainable Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to enhance the attainment of their collective …

The Roddenberry Foundation’s +1 Global Fund is a philanthropic experiment

Lior Ipp 10 September 2020

For foundations and philanthropists everywhere, the Covid-19 crisis represents a singular challenge, as well as an opportunity to doing things differently. This month, in response to the pandemic, The Roddenberry Foundation launched the +1 Global …

Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan donate $300 million to voting efforts

Alliance magazine 5 September 2020

Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan have announced a $300 million donation to protect America elections. It is one of the billionaire couple’s largest-ever single gifts, meant to bolster democracy during the uncertain circumstances of …

In Latin America, Indigenous peoples fight for collective rights in the face of Covid

Rucha Chitnis 4 September 2020

‘If I become president, I will not give a centimetre more of indigenous lands’, said Jair Bolsonaro as a candidate on the campaign trail in Brazil. After resuming office as the president of Brazil in …

A tale of two tipping points: Democracy and climate

Isidoro Hazbun​ 31 August 2020

Restoring faith in democracy and restoring nature are essential for a sustainable future. This cannot be done without targeted philanthropy and on-the-ground civil society.  The Covid-19 pandemic has been steadily revealing the lack of government …

Giving for Covid-19 in first half of 2020 amounted to record-breaking $11.9 billion, but there are gaps

Elika Roohi 30 August 2020

$11.9 billion in funding has been given in response to the Coronavirus pandemic this year, according to a new report by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) and Candid. Of the record-breaking sum, proportionately very …

How philanthropists can lessen the effect of COVID-19

Rosemary Macdonald 27 August 2020

For many charities, the effects of coronavirus have been catastrophic. Organisations that are, at their very heart, reliant on spending time face-to-face with people – both to raise funds and deliver charitable initiatives – have …

$1.4 million Active Communities Fund launched in Mexico to address effects of COVID-19

Alliance magazine 22 August 2020

Comunalia, the Alliance of Community Foundations in Mexico, and the Coca-Cola Foundation have partnered to launch a 32 million Mexican pesos ($1.4 million USD) Active Communities Fund that will work to address the effects of …