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Ford, other foundations issue more than $1 billion in debt to increase grantmaking now

Alliance magazine 12 June 2020

The Ford Foundation announced yesterday a plan that would involve issuing more than $1 billion in debt so it would be able to give substantially more right now. Four other large and established foundations – …

Alliance partner IFIP to run webinars dedicated to impact of COVID-19 on Indigenous Peoples

Alliance magazine 11 June 2020

International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP), in collaboration with Indigenous-led organisations, will be hosting a series of funder focused webinars dedicated to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Indigenous Peoples. The webinar series launches …

How Businesses can support charities during the COVID-19 emergency

Jasmine Awad 11 June 2020

All around the world, both small and large companies are being hardly hit by the COVID-19 crisis, causing employers to change their business strategies and even lay off employees. Whilst trying to protect businesses and …

In unprecedented crisis, funders aren’t reaching BAME communities

1 Fozia Irfan 11 June 2020

We are three months into the most challenging situation to ever face philanthropy and the not for profit sector in the UK, and yet astonishingly very few funds seem to have actually reached BAME communities …

If not us, then who?

Ellen Remmer 7 June 2020

Needless to say, the world has changed. While it is too early to assess the overall impact of the coronavirus pandemic, we see it revealing systemic inequities in all corners of society: health, education, housing, …

Foundations across Europe are tackling the other big challenge: climate change

ACF, AEF, CFF, DAFNE, and Global Dialogue 4 June 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has dramatically changed our world, in so many ways. Things will never be the same again. The first task is to save lives. The next challenge is, in the words of UN …

COVID-19 inspired #GivingTuesdayNow raises $503 million in online donations

Alliance magazine 2 June 2020

GivingTuesday was celebrated early this year, with the annual event championing everyday generosity getting a second 2020 date in order to support emergency efforts to respond to the global coronavirus crisis. This year, the #GivingTuesdayNow …

Philanthropy for a rainy day: Dreilinden’s Covid-19 response

Ise Bosch, Claudia Bollwinkel and Stefan Bollier 30 May 2020

If there was ever a time to stand by existing commitments and to mobilise additional resources, that time is now. The rainy day has come, and we must provide ad hoc COVID-19 support. There has …

Is COVID-19 philanthropy’s pandora’s box?

Alberto Alemanno 28 May 2020

The response to COVID-19 has revealed a gap between the rhetoric of philanthropies and the realities of the grantees. It remains to be seen how and by whom that gap will be bridged in a …

New survey reveals opportunity for donors

Ted Hart 26 May 2020

Charities across the globe are feeling the impact of COVID-19, from reduced contributions, canceled events, broken supply chains, and an inability to meet the expectations of the populations they serve. But even despite these setbacks, …