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Global Impact launch six new regional funds

Alliance magazine 13 July 2018

Global Impact has launched a new suite of regionally focused High Impact Funds to support nonprofits in Africa, Asia‑Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and North America. For its six new funds, Global …


Brazil, philanthropy and inequality

Fernando Rossetti 11 July 2018

A foundation leader once approached me proposing that we invite Bill Gates to launch the Giving Pledge in Brazil. I told him that the Pledge implied the donation of the majority of a person’s or couple’s wealth, …


Philanthropy in Brazil: Obstacles, challenges and opportunities

Graciela Hopstein 9 July 2018

Brazilian philanthropy is maturing, expanding visibly and becoming more diversified – as indicated by two recent studies: a report on Philanthropy in Brazil, produced by Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace (PSJP) and presented in Brazil in …

Small, locally-focused but willing to work together: new picture of Colombian foundations

Andrew Milner and Charles Keidan 21 June 2018

The Colombian foundation sector is relatively young, operates its own programmes, and is overwhelmingly focussed on young people and education. These are some of the most striking findings of a new study of the sector …

Philanthropy in Brazil: can funders play a more substantial role?

Ana Valeria Araujo 10 June 2018

Philanthropy in Brazil has the potential to play a much larger role in expanding and consolidating democracy. The working paper on Philanthropy in Brazil, recently published by Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace (PSJP) in association …

We need to encourage more people to write about their work

Atallah Kuttab 7 June 2018

Thanks to Nora Murad for raising important issues in her blog responding to PSJP’s report on Philanthropy in the Arab Region. Local discourses are something I work hard to highlight, including asset-based (vs needs-based) development and horizontal philanthropy …

Report on current state of Brazilian philanthropy launched

Alliance magazine 25 May 2018

This report on Brazilian philanthropy is part of a larger study by Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace (PSJP), started in 2016, to review the current state of philanthropy in emerging economies and the role …

Chilean foundations are behind the curve, suggests study

Andrew Milner 27 April 2018

A recently-published study by CEFIS UAI and the Hauser Institute for Civil Society at Harvard University notes three major challenges facing the Chilean foundation sector if it is to make a significant contribution to the …

More countries are now eligible for a free electronic subscription to Alliance

Alliance magazine 20 April 2018

Alliance magazine have added eight more countries from Europe and a further two countries from Latin America to their list of countries that are eligible for a free digital subscription which usually cost £45 per …

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announce five new Grand Challenges

Alliance magazine 17 March 2018

The world’s largest foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which spends over $4 billion a year on public health, education and development causes, have announced five new Grand Challenges initiatives aimed at solving key …