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Foundations and trade unions: a plea to philanthropy

Keiran Goddard 21 September 2022

Let’s start with a plain statement: the systems, orthodoxies and assumptions of neoliberal capitalism have failed. Arguably, this has been clear for decades to those who cared enough to look. But at this point, even …

Investing in community organising nourishes social movements from the ground up

Martha Mackenzie 20 September 2022

In the wake of our collective global reckoning with racial and economic justice two years ago, Alliance magazine asked how philanthropy can best support social movements to win change. But two years on – we …

Alliance event: Decolonising philanthropy

Amy McGoldrick 20 September 2022

Over the past few years, the term decolonising philanthropy has come to prominence. But what does it mean? Is it only applicable to those places where there is a legacy of European settlement imposed on …

New £3m fund for communities resisting racial injustice

Alliance magazine 19 September 2022

The Baobab Collective Fund is a new £3 million fund to grow, sustain, and strengthen Black and Global Majority communities that are resisting racial injustice in the UK. It will offer grants between £5,000 and …

SwissFoundations Symposium: Perspectives to build upon

Katharina Guggi 17 September 2022

Foundations are predestined to help quickly and unbureaucratically in crises. To make this possible in the long term, the Swiss legal system would need flexibility and openness, especially today. However, the framework conditions with which …

Alliance digital event: Climate finance and philanthropy: beyond carbon offsets

Amy McGoldrick 16 September 2022

Institutional philanthropy is in a significant moment of change. It is vitally important to think about the opportunities for foundations for strategies that go beyond carbon emissions. In this event, we partnered with Mercer to …

Clean air: a game-changing solution still hidden in plain sight

Jane Burston 15 September 2022

It can feel cliched to talk about win-win solutions these days, but air pollution genuinely merits the label. It stands out for the breadth of problems it contributes to and could help solve with fresh thinking …