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Community philanthropy chair hits out at Mexican government civil society crackdown

Elika Roohi 29 September 2020

Michael Layton, who joined the Johnson Center for Philanthropy as the W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair earlier this month has used his first article to raise concerns about  Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador interference …


Leveraging connections and knowledge from Latin America: engaging investing for impact practices

1 Andrew Milner 29 September 2020

Last week EVPA held their Annual Conference, this time entirely virtually, and Alliance asked our readers in a poll for the session you’d like to hear most about. The winner was ‘Leveraging Connections and Knowledge …


Amid Covid-19 spread in Mexico, Active Communities Fund begins work

Alliance magazine 24 September 2020

The Active Communities Fund from Comunalia, the Alliance of Community Foundations in Mexico, and the Coca-Cola Foundation has begun work, starting with disbursing $151,000 to various humanitarian projects promoting the social and economic reactivation of …

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 …