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Grant from Inter-American Foundation will support civil society infrastructure in Latin America

Alliance magazine 7 August 2022

The Inter-American Foundation is prioritising civic engagement, human rights, and community resource mobilisation in Latin America with a grant to Federación Red Argentina para la Cooperación Internacional (RACI). ‘Restrictions to civil society and civic engagement …


Sri Lanka crisis: Philanthropies stepping up but more needed urgently, says UN

Alliance magazine 6 August 2022

People in Sri Lanka have been struggling with daily power cuts, inflation of more than 50 per cent, and shortages of basics, such as fuel, food, and medicines. These crises led to widespread protests in …


Cambridge study: Strategic philanthropy doing well in Saudi Arabia

Alliance magazine 4 August 2022

Giving in Saudi Arabia has been highlighted as a noteworthy example of strategic philanthropy by a new report from the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. ‘Systems Change in …

The number of young philanthropists in India are increasing

Alliance magazine 15 June 2022

There has been a rise in the number of young philanthropists in India, with particular growth seen in 2022, the CSR Journal in India reports. The country expects this rise in young giving to continue. …

UNHCR Refugee Zakat Fund tackling SDG goals

Alliance magazine 13 June 2022

The Refugee Zakat Fund from the UNHCR has impacted the lives of an estimated 1.2 million people across 14 countries, its 2022 annual report estimates. Thanks to generous Zakat and Sadaqah donations from institutional and …

Alliance magazine expands global philanthropy coverage with Regional Representatives

Alliance magazine 23 May 2022

Regional Representatives from the Arab Region, Latin America, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa have joined the Alliance magazine team, as a part of its goal to improve the globalisation of philanthropy coverage. Alliance eventually has …

Wealth concentration rocketing in Arab countries after Covid-19

Alliance magazine 21 May 2022

In the first year of the pandemic, wealth concentration in the hands of a small number of elites shot up in all Arab sub-regions causing a substantial rise in wealth inequality. By contrast, the concentration …

Africa only halfway to achieving SDGs by 2030

Alliance magazine 15 May 2022

According to the just-released Africa Sustainable Development Report, Africa is only halfway towards achieving the SDG goals and targets by 2030. Policymakers and civil society must recalibrate policies and programs if the Global SDGs are to …

Funding programme will support feminist, community activists in Latin America

Alliance magazine 5 May 2022

Community, feminist, and transgender-led NGOs based in Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, Paraguay, and Peru, working to respond to risks and challenges of socio-environmental conflicts are eligible for grants of up to $8,000 in a new funding …

Economic crisis slows Ramadan giving in Arab region

Alliance magazine 29 April 2022

Throughout the Arab region, individuals and foundations have been observing Ramadan both by fasting and increasing their charitable giving in the form of Zakat (Muslim almsgiving) and Sadaqah (voluntary contributions). However, the cost of living …