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Vladimir Potanin establishes $1.4 billion endowment for his foundation

Alliance magazine 17 October 2021

Russian Philanthropist Vladimir Potanin has announced that he is establishing a 100 billion ruble ($1.4 billion) endowment for his philanthropic organisation, the Vladimir Potanin Foundation. ‘I have dedicated all my entrepreneurial life to philanthropy, and …


Philanthropy centre joins women’s university to explore impact, potential for philanthropy in Pakistan

Alliance magazine 12 October 2021

The Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy has joined the Fatima Jinnah Women University in establishing a programme of activities that will promote philanthropy knowledge and community development across the country. The collaboration between PCP and FJWU …


King Baudouin Foundation launches Myriad, an alliance to facilitate borderless giving

Alliance magazine 2 October 2021

Donors across four different continents can now support charities in nearly 100 countries through Myriad, an alliance created by the King Baudouin Foundation and its affiliates in North America. Myriad aims to ease and encourage …

Co-Impact opens applications to Gender Fund

Alliance magazine 1 October 2021

The Gender Fund, a $1 billion pooled fund organized by Co-Impact, has opened applications. The Fund is looking to support systems and institutional change initiatives to advance gender equality and promote women’s leadership across the …

Drivers and barriers for community led philanthropy in Russia

Yulia Khodorova 29 September 2021

This article is part of a series of articles about Community-Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy can support community-led change. In Russia, civic initiative and local leadership began to take various …

Make communities thrive, not just survive, through flexible funding

Deval Sanghavi 24 September 2021

While many in North America and Europe have had the privilege of being double vaccinated, and schools and offices are slowly reopening making individual feel like the worst is now behind them, it was clear …

Alliance poll: philanthropy to experience Asian boom

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 6 September 2021

Philanthropy is primed for explosive growth across Asia, respondents to an Alliance survey published in the magazine’s special 100th issue have predicted. Almost half of the respondents forecast that Asia will see the most growth …

Understanding the Sustainable Investing and ESG Practices Among Financial Industry Players

Alliance magazine 3 September 2021

Proximity as a value: Grassroots leaders as intellectual partners

1 Shubha Chacko 1 September 2021

This article is part of a series of articles about Community-Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy can support community-led change.  The instrumentalist approach often adopted by governmental agencies, INGOs, and NGOs to grassroots organisations …

25th anniversary reader survey

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Alliance survey exclusive: Gates and Ford top perceptions of the foundations with the most positive impact worldwide Worldwide survey of Alliance readers identifies the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Ford Foundation as having the …