Focus on global health
At $46 billion each year – almost a quarter of all grantmaking – philanthropy spends more on health-related causes than anything else. As the Covid-19 pandemic intensifies, philanthropy has provided critical funding for vaccine development, medical equipment, mutual aid, social welfare, and global health infrastructure.
But there is intense debate about how the largest foundations interact with governments, international bodies and pharmaceutical companies and who should hold them accountable. Alliance considers new directions for global health philanthropy and explores whether health funding is going where its most needed, and asks who gets to decide.