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How to responsibly end funding relationships with charities

Matthew Mannix and Charlotte Lamb 12 June 2021

Throughout the pandemic, philanthropists, trusts, and foundations have done a phenomenal job of supporting charities and other social purpose organisations by providing them with emergency grants. However, many of the emergency grants made by funders …


#ShiftThePower – Shifting the power balance to the Global South

Alliance magazine 9 June 2021

Climate philanthropy now: where should philanthropy put its funding?

Alliance magazine 9 June 2021

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 …

Time to take a leap forward and offer mental health for all

1 Maximilian Martin and Anil Soni 3 June 2021

Around the world, one billion people suffer from mental health problems. Depression and anxiety are among the top ten causes worldwide of years lived with disability. Mental health is a foundational issue. In 1954, Dr …

Advice for philanthropy from COP’s Climate Action Champion

Charles Keidan 2 June 2021

‘Philanthropy is incredibly influential.’ That is the view of Nigel Topping, High-Level Climate Action Champion for the UK, who is responsible for driving the actions of non-state actors to a fossil-free future ahead of COP26 …

Climate action now!

Felicitas von Peter and Winnie Asiti 1 June 2021

If it is to play its part in tackling climate change, philanthropy itself needs to change – and it needs to do so immediately Climate change has emerged as the greatest challenge of our time. …

Shrinking beneath our feet

Alliance magazine 1 June 2021

Four first-hand accounts that give powerful testament to the impact of climate change on the polar ice sheets The scientist Julienne Stroeve, research chair in Climate Forcing of Sea Ice at the University of Manitoba …

Taking the climate philanthropy pledge

Alliance magazine 1 June 2021

Just 2 per cent of philanthropy goes to tackling climate change. With Glasgow COP26 as a stimulus, a new set of commitments by European philanthropy networks aims to galvanise the sector to get more involved …

The ecosystem of climate philanthropy

Alliance magazine 1 June 2021

A number of platforms, networks and pooled funds have emerged in recent years to enable funders to combine their efforts in the battle against climate change. A selection are profiled below ClimateWorks Foundation The ClimateWorks …