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$3 million for vaccines from Asia Philanthropy Circle, Gavi

Alliance magazine 6 June 2021

Asian Philanthropists, coordinated by the Asia Philanthropy Circle, have pooled $1.5 million in funding to contribute 600,000 doses towards the COVAX global Covid-19 vaccine target. Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, will match the funds – securing …

Tracking 10 years of protests: here’s what we’ve learned

Andrew Firmin 5 June 2021

CIVICUS’s recently published State of Civil Society Report was our 10th edition, offering an opportunity to reflect on what has changed in civic action over 10 years. Looking back, from the ‘Arab Spring’ and Occupy to …

Global Updates

Alliance magazine 1 June 2021

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the June 2021 issue of Alliance: The Americas Cross-racial network targets climate justice groups Bezos Earth Fund recruits senior personnel Latimpacto study illuminates …

Family Philanthropy Navigator: The inspirational guide for philanthropic families on their giving journey

Filiz Bikmen 1 June 2021

Reviewed by Filiz Bikmen, Founding director, Esas Sosyal. Remember how it feels to be in a room with a number of small tables, flipcharts, colourful post-its and lively drawings of the participants’ discussions captured on …

Donors can do a lot more to achieve a humanitarian system that works for women

Holly Miller and Naomi Tulay-Solanke 30 May 2021

Last week, the Feminist Humanitarian Network released research led by its women’s rights organisation (WRO) members on the challenges that the humanitarian response has presented for WROs during Covid-19, and the feminist solutions they used …

Civil society embattled and essential during pandemic, finds CIVICUS annual report

Alliance magazine 27 May 2021

Throughout the last year, governments across the world used the uncertainty of the pandemic to clamp down on civic freedoms. In response, millions of people around the world mobilized to demand more just, equal, and …

Everyone is funding oxygen. This is a problem.

Smarinita Shetty 24 May 2021

Media attention on Covid-19 deaths due to a lack of oxygen in big cities has skewed donor priorities. This is impacting relief efforts on the ground. As the second wave of Covid-19 rages through the …

How is philanthropy responding to India’s Covid-19 crisis?

4 Elika Roohi 20 May 2021

Over 20 per cent of total Covid relief funding pledged in 2021 has been sent to India, according to Candid. Almost 50 grants and pledges worth a total of $285 million have been given to …

Funders support Pakistani partners to deliver mental health support

Alliance magazine 19 May 2021

The British Asian Trust in partnership with CareTech Charitable Foundation has been working with local organisations in Pakistan to fund sustainable models for low-cost mental health support in Pakistan – a country with a historical …

Supporting young people to reclaim the future

1 Next Generation Climate Board 11 May 2021

Bold and creative young climate activists lead transformations to combat the climate crisis: we need philanthropy to match this boldness and invest in us Our earth is borrowed from the next generation. We have to …