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Strengthening global institutional philanthropy: insights from Latin America

Matthew D. Bird and Vicente M. León 15 October 2021

Institutional philanthropy in low- and middle-income countries is young, vibrant, and growing. Yet the nature of these philanthropic organisations differs from those in high-income countries, where operating environments benefit from an established philanthropic ecosystem. But …


Philanthropy can help Biden succeed in Central America

Clare Gibson Nangle and Ricardo González Bernal 4 October 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden’s comprehensive strategy to address the root causes driving migration from Central America puts foreign assistance at the centre of a $4 billion plan to tackle violence, corruption, climate change, and the …


Co-Impact opens applications to Gender Fund

Alliance magazine 1 October 2021

The Gender Fund, a $1 billion pooled fund organized by Co-Impact, has opened applications. The Fund is looking to support systems and institutional change initiatives to advance gender equality and promote women’s leadership across the …

Alliance of Brazilian funds will support Indigenous peoples

Alliance magazine 4 September 2021

A new alliance of three Brazilian funders will seek to use collaborative philanthropy to support Quilombolas and Indigenous peoples in their fight against the Covid-19 pandemic impacts. The Baobá Fund for Racial Equity, the Brazil …

25th anniversary reader survey

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Alliance survey exclusive: Gates and Ford top perceptions of the foundations with the most positive impact worldwide Worldwide survey of Alliance readers identifies the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Ford Foundation as having the …

Experience is a profound teacher

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Reflections from a diverse group of celebrated philanthropy practitioners on the key lessons learned from the past 25 years working in the sector Blurred lines of profit and not-for-profit Atallah Kuttab, founder SAANED for Philanthropy …

Professionals of humility

Benjamin Bellegy 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

The professionalisation of our field is gathering pace but we must never abandon the art of philanthropy It is no scoop to say that philanthropy has rapidly and deeply professionalised over the past decades. Actually, …

Where will the focus fall?

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Philanthropists and practitioners, some of whom were starting out at the same time as Alliance was commencing its own 25-year journey, tell Andrew Milner where they are hoping the philanthropic spotlight will shine during the …

Meet the philennials

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

A dedicated group of philanthropy practitioners born in the same year as Alliance was launched share their hopes for a better world An anniversary issue of Alliance magazine would not be complete without hearing the …

Listening for lasting change

1 Waleska López Canu and Anne Kraemer 25 August 2021

This article is part of a series of articles about Community Led Philanthropy, co-hosted by GlobalGiving. The conversation explores the ways philanthropy can support community-led change.  Our organisation formed 15 years ago at the urging of …