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Prince Charles announces $100 million fund for empowering women in South Asia

Alliance magazine 14 February 2019

The Prince of Wales announced the launch of a $100m Outcomes Fund for women and girls across South Asia and its ambition to raise this fund over the next five years. The fund will support …


Interview: Xu Yongguang, Narada Foundation

Andrew Milner 12 February 2019 For Subscribers

Founded in May 2007 by Zhou Qingzhi and Xu Yongguang, at a time when most of the country’s existing foundations were operating foundations, Narada Foundation was the first grantmaking foundation in China dedicated to providing …


If philanthropy is to be successful at systems change, it needs to better examine its own role

Stacey Thomas 12 February 2019

Systems change has gained buzzword status over recent years, something that is discussed with earnest enthusiasm and exclamations of, ‘if we are ever going to see long-lasting and generational change, we need to change the …

The social sector must recognise and talk about failure

Rohini Nilekani 9 February 2019

With pressure to show returns on philanthropic capital, there’s little room to discuss failure. In order to mitigate huge organisational and programmatic risk, a culture of admitting failure needs to be built. A lot of …

The Akshaya Patra Foundation awarded Gandhi peace prize

Alliance magazine 30 January 2019

The Akshaya Patra Foundation have been awarded the Gandhi Peace Prize for their contribution in providing mid-day meals to millions of school children in India. For the first time since 2014, the Government of India …

CEGA forum unveils new resources for environmental funders in China

Alliance magazine 26 January 2019

The China Environmental Grantmakers Alliance (CEGA) has launched and information platform aiming to remedy the lack of basic information in environmental grantmaking in China. The CEGA Environmental Protection Organization information platform will also help optimise …

Hugh Green Foundation pledge $7.1 million for biomedical research technology hub in New Zealand

Alliance magazine 23 January 2019

The Hugh Green Foundation has pledged $7.1 million to build a biomedical research technology hub at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research. The Hugh Green Cytometry Centre will be a hub for the Malaghan Institute’s …

Tamil Nadu government unveil start-up and innovation fund

Alliance magazine 23 January 2019

The Tamil Nadu government has unveiled a new start-up fund worth approximately £27,000,000 as part of the new Tamil Nadu Startup and Innovation policy 2018-2023. The Tamil Nadu Startup and Innovation policy, aims to provide an …

The Liffman provocations: The chocolate philanthropist

Michael Liffman 21 January 2019

During my recent trip to Europe, I was lucky enough to visit the Museum Ludwig, a splendid and vast Modern Art Gallery in Cologne, Germany. I had not been aware of it and was quite …

Co-Impact announces $80 million in grants to support nine million people in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America

Alliance magazine 15 January 2019

Co-Impact announced its first round of grants today totalling more than $80 million to improve education, health, and economic opportunities for an estimated nine million people over the next five years across Africa, South Asia, …