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India’s wealthy give less than 1% to philanthropy

Alliance magazine 22 March 2022

According to the India Philanthropy Report 2022, produced by strategic philanthropy foundation Dasra and global consultancy firm Bain & Company, India’s ultra-rich amassed wealth during the pandemic but donated little. The research notes that the …

Alliance digital event: Philanthropy for mental health

Alliance magazine 15 March 2022

Is philanthropy for mental health still in the shadows? Despite increased attention during the pandemic, mental health philanthropy is still lagging behind. Many explanations have been given for this: the difficulty of diagnosis, the stigma …

$5.9m mobilised for climate action in India

1 Alliance magazine 9 March 2022

The India Climate Collaborative, founded by notable Indian philanthropists to direct funding and visibility towards climate action, has mobilised ₹45 crores ($5.9 million USD) for climate and increased its domestic philanthropy base six-fold during the …

Funding with a feminist lens: Neera Nundy, Dasra Co-founder

Elika Roohi 8 March 2022 For Subscribers

Private spending was up almost a quarter in India in 2020 – but where was it going? To understand the funding landscape in India, we sat down with Neera Nundy, Co-founder of Dasra, the organisation …

Business of Philanthropy: Lord Karan Bilimoria

Alliance magazine 6 March 2022

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 Lord Karan Bilimoria, Founder of Cobra …

An unexpected impact from Russia’s Ukraine offensive? Philanthropy’s football moment

Charles Keidan 4 March 2022

News from the football world spilled over into philanthropy last week when Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich announced that ‘stewardship and care’ of Chelsea Football Club was being handed over to trustees of the football club’s …

Does philanthropy have a mental health problem?

Krystian Seibert 1 March 2022

Philanthropy has often shied away from tackling mental health. Do the reasons usually given for this mask a deeper unease among funders? As a person who is passionate about both philanthropy and mental health and …

The care gap

Raj Mariwala 1 March 2022 For Subscribers

In low- and middle-income countries particularly, the provision of mental health services is inadequate to address the spectrum of mental health issues Globally over a billion people are living with a mental disorder and 80 …

Global Updates

Alliance magazine 1 March 2022

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the March 2022 issue of Alliance: The Americas Global South funders launch climate crisis network Brazilian giving circle for racial equity  $3m bid …

China’s tech billionaires increase giving

Alliance magazine 28 February 2022

A boom in philanthropic giving from China’s big tech billionaires has coincided with a Beijing crackdown on the outsize influence of big tech giants. According to Fortune, five of China’s richest and most high-profile tech …