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The European Academy of Strategic Philanthropy: A journey towards the European philanthropy of tomorrow

Henry Peter 24 May 2022

A few weeks ago, Fondation de France and the Centre for Philanthropy of the University of Geneva (GCP) hosted a unique event gathering leading European foundations and academics to reflect on current and future perspectives …


Clarity, convergence, voice: philanthropy’s emerging after-war paradigm

Maximilian Martin 12 May 2022

On 25-28 April, Fondation de France and the University of Geneva, Centre for Philanthropy, hosted a three-day seminar, titled ‘a journey towards the European philanthropy of tomorrow’. When foundations that jointly allocate well over one …


Report: How donors can help Ukrainian refugees who are at increased trafficking risk

Alliance magazine 11 May 2022

People fleeing the war in Ukraine, mainly women and children, are extremely vulnerable to an increased risk of sexual and labour exploitation, a new report commissioned by the Freedom Fund has said. Sounding the alarm …

Interview: How a Ukraine-based charity supporting people with disabilities is operating under war

2 Olena Skachkova 3 May 2022

Perspectiva 21.3 is a Ukrainian charity organization that protects the interest of people with intellectual disabilities. Their key project is the Center for Social and Labor Adaptation for Young People with Disabilities in Brovary, Kyiv …

In the US, corporations lead in Ukraine response: Here’s how to give rapidly

John Lynch and Ted Hart 15 April 2022

Donors wishing to support humanitarian relief efforts for the Ukrainian people will have no trouble finding humanitarian organizations that will accept their money. But in times of crisis, there are two major lessons that philanthropists …

‘This is a trauma for generations’: How the Voices of Children foundation works during the Russia-Ukraine war

1 Yaroslava Tymoshchuk 12 April 2022

No child should be left alone with a trauma – that is the mission of the Voices of Children charitable foundation. Since 2015, the foundation has been providing psychological and psychosocial assistance to children affected by …

Adaptation in the face of war: the experience of the Zagoriy Foundation

Eugenia Mazurenko 3 April 2022

Change can be surprising, discouraging, and immobilising. Especially when it comes unexpectedly and uninvited. Like, for example, a missile attack on your city at five in the morning. Before the war, Zagoriy Foundation aimed to develop …

Are Western sanctions collapsing Russian philanthropy?

3 Anonymous 25 March 2022

Sanctions are blowing holes in the Russian economy. Meant to put pressure on Putin and his closest allies to stop the invasion of Ukraine, the sanctions – deemed ‘economic warfare’ by the West – are …

Funding for Ukraine: An incomplete response

Rachel Thomas 23 March 2022

On 24 February, Russia invaded Ukraine in an act of aggression against a sovereign state and against democracy. In the short time since the devastation and casualties have mounted and 3.6 million people have been displaced. …

European philanthropy launches portals for philanthropy, NGOs to support Ukraine

Alliance magazine 19 March 2022

Key partners from across the philanthropy sector launched integrated online portals PhilanthropyForUkraine.eu and NGOforUkraine.eu this week. The initiative aims to better coordinate the efforts, initiatives and calls for donations from the European philanthropy sector and …