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Is decolonising philanthropy making headway?

Allyne Andrade E Silva and Graciela Hopstein 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

The colonial mentality has infected the practice of philanthropy in Brazil, but there are transformative ways to overcome it Philanthropy has traditionally been framed around a colonialist extractive rationale. Coloniality of power is a term …

Where are Brazil’s civil society funders?

Maria Amalia Souza 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

MacKenzie Scott understood our needs in the fight to achieve social and environmental justice. We need Brazil’s philanthropists to do the same I’m starting this story with a heavy heart. Despite planning to bring new …

Part or counterpart? The trick of power

Andrés Thompson 24 August 2022

The question of ‘part or counterpart’ came to me after a presentation where a group of progressist donors explained the impacts their small donations had on beneficiary groups, without speaking about how the contributions of …

The ‘S’ of the Brazilian ESG will not evolve without dialogue with CSOs

Renato Rebelo 13 August 2022

The B3 (Stock Exchange in Brazil) revealed last year that it would have new rules for its Corporate Sustainability Index. The changes in the ranking stemmed from pressure from investors so that the companies evaluated …

Decolonising ourselves to decolonise philanthropy

Cristal Campillay Alarcón and Paula Riedemann Fuentes 9 August 2022 For Subscribers

On situated knowledge, locus of enunciation, and other migrations – the story of Spain’s Calala Fondo de Mujeres We are a group of diverse women who understand ourselves as a mixed foundation. We are natives …

Grant from Inter-American Foundation will support civil society infrastructure in Latin America

Alliance magazine 7 August 2022

The Inter-American Foundation is prioritising civic engagement, human rights, and community resource mobilisation in Latin America with a grant to Federación Red Argentina para la Cooperación Internacional (RACI). ‘Restrictions to civil society and civic engagement …

Black Philanthropy Month Brazil Summit will consider Brazil’s Black history

Alliance magazine 30 July 2022

A free online event, hosted by the Group of Institutes, Foundations, and Companies (GIFE) and the WISE Fund, will be a space to exchange knowledge and practices for Brazilian Black philanthropy. The Black Philanthropy Month …

Funders join network to protect abortion rights

Alliance magazine 26 July 2022

The International Network for the Reduction of Abortion Discrimination and Stigma (inroads) has launched a Funder Call to Action, asking funder organisations to break the silence and stigma that shrouds abortion by taking a stance …