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New report looks at funding against LGBTI communities around the world

Alliance magazine 5 December 2018

A new report by the Global Philanthropy Project (GPP) ‘Religious Conservatism on the Global Stage: Threats and Challenges for LGBTI Rights’ documents the main conservative strategies, discourses, funding sources, and actors opposing sexual orientation and …


Interview: James Chen

Charles Keidan 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

James Chen is chair of Wahum Holdings in Nigeria and the Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation, but he is probably best known as founder of the Clearly campaign to eradicate preventable poor vision globally. The areas …


African philanthropy comes to the policy table

Lisa-Anne Julien 4 December 2018 For Subscribers

Foundations are increasingly prepared to join forces with government to achieve strategic policy improvements Philanthropy, or the act of giving, finds itself on an exciting cusp in contemporary Africa. While the term ‘philanthropy’ may still …

The chance to end AIDS is a once in a generation opportunity

Frank Beadle de Palomo 30 November 2018

‘The prevailing discourse on ending AIDS has bred a dangerous complacency and may have hastened the weakening of global resolve to combat HIV.’ This alarming soundbite reverberated around the HIV, public health, and international development …

African philanthropy for Africa is the future

Tony K Ansah Jr 27 November 2018

There has been large amounts of charity, donations, and philanthropy going to and from Africa post-colonial era for decades. Those that have gone to Africa were via corporations, foundations, institutions, etc. Those that have come …

Giving in Africa continues to grow according to global index

Alliance magazine 2 November 2018

The 2018 CAF World Giving Index confirms the trend towards growing levels of giving across Africa. Twenty-one countries this year met the criteria for most improved Index score, which included nine African countries, narrowing the …

Inside Oak Foundation – an interview with Christopher Parker

Charles Keidan 23 October 2018 For Subscribers

Interview: Christopher Parker, Trustee of Oak Foundation Oak Foundation is probably not one of the first names which comes to mind when you think of major foundations, yet in terms of funding and influence, it …

Amplifying African diaspora voice and expertise in philanthropy advice

1 Yvonne Moore 15 October 2018

In the March 2017 issue, Alliance magazine associate editor Andrew Milner’s article Shading in the blanks on the philanthropy advice map explored the how the US and Europe might be exercising a distorting influence in …

Philanthropy in Egypt and Turkey

Marwa El-Daly and Filiz Bikmen 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

The practice of community giving has experienced mixed fortunes amid profound national developments In 2004, the Ford Foundation funded a study to understand the relationship between philanthropy and social justice in predominantly Muslim societies, including …

Sustainable giving through waqf: a view from South Africa

Ismail Munshi and Razina Davids 4 September 2018 For Subscribers

An ancient form of Muslim philanthropy is being reinvigorated and is adapting to contemporary circumstances Regarded by many as the oldest university in the world, the Al Qarawiyyin mosque, university and hospital complex in Morocco …