You're currently viewing:

Latin America

Empowering Indigenous communities: The rise of Indigenous-Led Funds

Lourdes Inga and Winnie Kodi 16 April 2024

Over the last few years, we have seen attention going to initiatives that aim to redistribute funding in a way that acknowledges that those who are in closer proximity to the communities they serve have …


‘Shift the Power’: Narrow internal gaze or shaping an equal future?

Amitabh Behar 16 April 2024

Seven hundred extraordinary people from philanthropies, developmental agencies, NGOs, and community groups, gathered in Bogota, Colombia last December to deliberate on the unequal power distribution in the global developmental sector,[1] and to find paths to …


Latina giving circles

Latinos are redefining giving with love, culture, and power at the core

Sara Lomelin and Anais Amaya 9 April 2024

Giving and generosity are about love, caring for others, and connecting. Traditional philanthropy, however, has often overlooked women, communities of color, and marginalized communities. Too often, we hear stories from Latinos who share with us …

João Paulo Pacifico, Latin American millionaire: Tax me and the wealthy more

Shafi Musaddique 29 March 2024

Latin America’s only millionaire on the Proud To Pay More manifesto has joined the increasing number of wealthy people calling on governments to increase taxes on assets held by the rich.  Speaking to El Pais English, …

Gates Foundation accused of funding Brazil dengue fever in misinformation surge

Shafi Musaddique 28 March 2024

A German biotech company linked to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has had to refute claims made by social media conspiracists that it is behind a dengue fever outbreak in Brazil.  Oxitec has received …

Funding local and Indigenous communities is key to safeguarding Brazil’s biodiversity 

Lisa Gunn 1 March 2024

Brazil is a complex place. It is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. The Amazon Rainforest alone is home to 10 percent of all wildlife on earth, including plants and animals that …

Localising philanthropy – what does it entail?

Arun Kumar and Ritesh Datta 26 February 2024

Localisation, shifting power and decolonisation are among the most talked about phrases in social development spaces today. If pursued earnestly, they have the potential to positively alter the impact of social development efforts globally. It …

Latin American impact experts: ‘Friends make better investment partners’

Claudia Cahalane 21 February 2024

Human connection and empathy is the way to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), say Latin American social investment experts, ahead of next week’s impact investment event FLII Connect 2024 in Mexico. The 14th convention …

The #ShiftThePower Global Summit

Alliance magazine 1 February 2024

The #ShiftThePower Global Summit brought together changemakers and trailblazers from around the world and from across different parts of the international development, philanthropy and civil society systems. A key objective was to create ‘good collisions’ …

Three lessons for peace, from Latin America

Felipe Bogotá Rodríguez 29 January 2024

Bogota was the epicenter of a global conversation about new dynamics and ways of deciding in relation to power. Over the three days we had the privilege of bringing together more than 700 agents of …