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Tatiana Fraga Diez appointed Executive Director of Mexico’s Comunalia

Alliance magazine 29 May 2021

The Alliance of Community Foundations in Mexico, Comunalia, has appointed Tatiana Fraga Diez as its new Executive Director. Diez will take over from Mariana Sandoval Ulloa on 1 June. ‘Comunalia and our partner foundations warmly …

Civil society embattled and essential during pandemic, finds CIVICUS annual report

Alliance magazine 27 May 2021

Throughout the last year, governments across the world used the uncertainty of the pandemic to clamp down on civic freedoms. In response, millions of people around the world mobilized to demand more just, equal, and …

Shifting the power in Chile: what role for philanthropy?

Andrés Thompson 21 May 2021

It has been almost 50 years ago since the democratic process in Chile was interrupted by a military coup with the support from the United States. Soon after, it was a period of resistance, of …

Indigenous Led Funds can be a solution to philanthropy’s inequity

Lourdes Inga 14 May 2021

There are 476 million Indigenous Peoples globally, representing 6.2 per cent of the world’s population. By all measures across philanthropy, Indigenous people are underrepresented. Simply put, Indigenous Peoples represent the most prominent blind spot in …

Supporting grassroots projects drives local transformation in Brazil, finds report

Alliance magazine 13 May 2021

A new report from the Casa Socioenvironmental Fund in Brazil shows that when grassroots groups are empowered to see themselves as protagonists of the work to transform their communities, the change that occurs is better …

Supporting young people to reclaim the future

1 Next Generation Climate Board 11 May 2021

Bold and creative young climate activists lead transformations to combat the climate crisis: we need philanthropy to match this boldness and invest in us Our earth is borrowed from the next generation. We have to …

Alliance webinar: Future of philanthropy in Latin America

Amy McGoldrick 4 May 2021

As part of Alliance magazine’s anniversary celebrations this year, celebrating Alliance’s 25 years at the heart of global philanthropy, we have launched a series of events on what the future of philanthropy holds in different …

Protection Networks: a lifeline for embattled human rights activists

Magda Adamowicz and Sharan Srinivas 24 April 2021

On 23 October 2020, unidentified gunmen shot 65-year-old South African environmental and human rights activist Fikile Ntshangase dead at her home. Ntshangase had courageously led a grassroots campaign against the expansion of a coalmine that …

In Latin America, improving social and environmental impact

Carolina Suarez and Alan Wagenberg 12 April 2021

Poverty and inequality have been the common denominator in Latin America, and the pandemic has exacerbated these gaps causing greater strain to an already weak health and educational systems. The pandemic has revealed the consequences …

The Covid-19 grassroots justice fund that invests in people-led justice solutions

1 Abigail Moy 31 March 2021

In the shadow of the pandemic, injustices are deepening. Migrant workers are laid off from jobs yet unable to travel or access healthcare. Survivors of gender-based violence are cut off from the institutions that might …