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Australia’s Minderoo Foundation buys ten million COVID-19 tests, but is reimbursed by government

Elika Roohi 13 May 2020

In Australia, mining magnate and philanthropist Andrew Forrest and his Minderoo Foundation have acquired ten million coronavirus tests at AUD $320 million (USD $208 million) for the Australian public. The Foundation was later reimbursed by …

Disaster response and the development sector

Aboli Abkari 11 May 2020

An effective response to a humanitarian crisis in the wake of a disaster will entail preparedness, alignment of programme objectives and managing the post-disaster scenario. The development sector works with those sections of the society …

Reflections from a funder on the frontline of grantmaking during COVID-19 in the UK – Part 2

Cassie Robinson 10 May 2020

The narrative of civil societyNow more than ever, Trusts and Foundations should be investing in how to assemble and build a more visible narrative about what civil society has been doing during this crisis. It …

A silver lining to COVID-19: Courage, empathy, and generosity

John Hecklinger 9 May 2020

The coronavirus pandemic arrived quickly, quietly, and everywhere. In the space of days, we at Global Fund for Children went from wondering if our grantee partners would be affected, to supporting dozens of locally-led, grassroots …

Reflections from a funder on the frontline of grantmaking during COVID-19 in the UK

Cassie Robinson 7 May 2020

What is this new context bringing up for you as a funder? Here I share some of my reflections and observations 6 weeks into the crisis in the UK. Interdependence That word interdependence is appearing …

Environmental philanthropy and COVID-19: What’s love got to do with it?

Florence Miller 6 May 2020

COVID-19 took many of our carefully thought-through plans and scattered them from the window of a fast-moving vehicle. But the pandemic has also brought many things into sharp focus. Inequalities of experience We may all …

‘FOCUS: Philanthropy’ photo contest open for submissions

Alliance magazine 5 May 2020

A Europe-wide photography contest to capture the visual stories of the people behind philanthropy and how they work for a better Europe has just been launched by DAFNE. FOCUS: Philanthropy is open for submissions of …

New alliance for social entrepreneurs launched at World Economic Forum

Alliance magazine 4 May 2020

Forty leading global organisations have joined together to launch the COVID Response Alliance for Social Entrepreneurs today at the World Economic Forum. Some $75 million in funding has already been mobilised by members of the …

Saudi funder Alwaleed Philanthropies pledges $30 million to fight pandemic

Alliance magazine 3 May 2020

Alwaleed Philanthropies has announced $30 million to the battle against COVID-19. Of the pledge, $20.6 million is new funding and $9.4 million is existing support that has been reallocated. The funding, which has been pledged …

COVID-19 and Girls’ Rights: A series from With and For Girls

1 With and For Girls 2 May 2020

A new series from With and For Girls shares learning, resources, knowledge and calls to action regarding the impact of COVID-19 on girls globally. It draws from Collective partners, girl leaders at the grassroots level …