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Sandra Alzate appointed new Executive Director of AFE Colombia

Alliance magazine 11 September 2020

The Asociación de Fundaciones Familiares y Empresariales, or Association of Family and Corporate Foundations in Colombia, has appointed Sandra Alzate as its new Executive Director. Alzate replaces Jaime Matute, who held the position for two …


In Latin America, Indigenous peoples fight for collective rights in the face of Covid

Rucha Chitnis 4 September 2020

‘If I become president, I will not give a centimetre more of indigenous lands’, said Jair Bolsonaro as a candidate on the campaign trail in Brazil. After resuming office as the president of Brazil in …


Time for climate and sustainability coherence

María-Laura Rojas 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

The Covid-19 pandemic has shown that global problems need comprehensive solutions The current pandemic has laid bare the fact that Latin American philanthropy can no longer ignore the need to concert its grantmaking and investment …

A tale of two tipping points: Democracy and climate

Isidoro Hazbun​ 31 August 2020

Restoring faith in democracy and restoring nature are essential for a sustainable future. This cannot be done without targeted philanthropy and on-the-ground civil society.  The Covid-19 pandemic has been steadily revealing the lack of government …

Dreilinden launches Financiación Diversa programme in Mexico

Alliance magazine 25 August 2020

German organisation Dreilinden, together with Mexico-based FME LGBT+ and VIWALA, have launched Financiación Diversa, a programme to increase financial inclusion for LGBTQIA* entrepreneurs, as well as companies that cater to that community in Mexico. Access …

$1.4 million Active Communities Fund launched in Mexico to address effects of COVID-19

Alliance magazine 22 August 2020

Comunalia, the Alliance of Community Foundations in Mexico, and the Coca-Cola Foundation have partnered to launch a 32 million Mexican pesos ($1.4 million USD) Active Communities Fund that will work to address the effects of …

Latin America should turn to its women’s movements when rebuilding after COVID-19

1 Amalia Fischer 4 August 2020 For Subscribers

Feminism in Latin America is perhaps one of the most vibrant and enduring social movements in the world. Dating back more than 40 years, the organisation of women’s rights movements in Latin America has a …

Follow Kellogg Foundation’s lead by backing racial justice in Brazil

1 Selma Moreira 10 July 2020

Brazil makes headlines all over the world today due to the coronavirus outbreak and the constant political crises. But some key information never reaches the headlines. From a racial perspective, Brazil is one of the …

Ashanti Perú, Institute for Rural Initiatives win 2020 Sustainability Award

Alliance magazine 4 July 2020

Ashanti Perú and Institute for Rural Initiatives have been announced as the winner of the 2020 Maya Ajmera Sustainability Awards. The annual Sustainability Awards – named in honour of Global Fund for Children’s founder Ajmera …

Global impact investing platform Bamboo Capital Partners forms Latin American Board of Directors

Alliance magazine 21 June 2020

Impact investing platform Bamboo Capital Partners has formed a new Latin America Board of Directors. The Board will support Bamboo’s Latin America hub in the areas of corporate governance, strategy, and fund management. Members of …