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$10m social impact fund to support communities in Hong Kong

Alliance magazine 28 July 2021

The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Foundation has announced a $10 million pledge to a social impact scheme that will support short-to-medium term local community projects focusing on financial literacy, diversity and inclusion, poverty relief, …


Supporting Myanmar through social and economic disruption

Prae Sunantaraks 26 July 2021

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the people of Myanmar are suffering doubly under the weight of fragile governance and social and economic disruption. It is therefore a welcome sign of hope that our …


Business of Philanthropy: Azim Premji, Founder Chairman of Wipro

Alliance magazine 25 July 2021

In a recent episode of the Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge speaks with Azim Premji, Founder Chairman of Wipro. …

Awards recognise innovative work responding to natural disasters in Asia

Alliance magazine 23 July 2021

A Singapore-based organisation, EcoWorth Tech, and the Simson Center from the United States have been announced as winners of the 2021 SAFE STEPS Disaster Tech Awards. The Awards, organised by the Prudence Foundation and the …

Does philanthropy have too much influence? Or not enough?

Alliance magazine 13 July 2021 For Subscribers

Pandemic response around the globe has elevated and centred philanthropy, causing many bystanders to pay attention to the sector for the first time. From recognising the influence of the Gates Foundation on global public health …

Volunteers are a crucial resource that philanthropy can help cultivate

Vipul Chawla 3 July 2021

The significance of volunteer work as a collective action is crucial for societal upliftment. Volunteers act like fuel to the engine of non-profits, as some organisations depend highly on the work these individuals engage in. …

New guidelines for donors highlight how to fund effectively in Pakistan

Alliance magazine 30 June 2021

The Pakistan Centre for Philanthropy has released ‘Giving to Pakistan: Guidelines for Donors’, a report seeking to inspire and support strategic giving in Pakistan. The report helps donors ensure their giving is done in full …

Public-private partnerships for social good proliferate across Asia

Alliance magazine 28 June 2021

A new report on public-private partnerships in Asia by the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society highlights a growing regional trend of companies stepping up to tackle social problems. According to the report, around 80 …

IKEA, Rockefeller Foundations pledge $1 billion to fund renewable energy in developing nations

Alliance magazine 26 June 2021

The IKEA Foundation and Rockefeller Foundation announced this week that the two funders would be joining forces to set up a $1 billion fund supporting renewable energy programmes in developing nations. The joint fund will …

Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation: integrating climate in Australia

Alliance magazine and International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change 15 June 2021

Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation in Australia decided to give climate change a bigger space in its work in 2016, when it began integrating an environmental lens across all its grantmaking and projects. That step – …