Future features

Below you can find information about upcoming issues including special features and guest editors:

December 2020: Global health philanthropy

Our December issue will provide a global view of the global health philanthropy landscape at a time of heightened sector and public interest as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. It will look at the role which philanthropy has played in areas such as vaccine research and provision of medical equipment, its engagement with governments and global health bodies and its work to address the social and economic impact experienced by the most marginalised groups worldwide.

Guest editors

Julia Greenberg,  Director, Governance and Financing, Public Health program, Open Society Foundations

Aggrey Aluso, Manager of Health and Rights Program, Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa


March 2021

Law, philanthropy and social change

Legal action covers a huge range of fundable activities and has a significant contribution to make to achieving social change. These include widening access to justice, supporting public legal education, investing in the next generation of activist lawyers and helping human rights defenders and climate activists. Yet only a small part of organised philanthropy has a specific strategy for legal action and many funders are cautious about working in this area. This issue will explore new ways for funders to reimagine justice and debate effective strategies for contemporary philanthropic engagement in and with the law.

Guest editors

Nicolette Naylor, Director of the Southern Africa office of the Ford Foundation

David Sampson, Deputy Director, Baring Foundation, UK

On the way

  • Climate philanthropy before Glasgow
  • Mental health
  • Food systems and philanthropy