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Foundations at scale

Andrew Milner 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

What do we mean by scaling up interventions? The Alliance website uses the following definition: ‘The ability to expand programmes, projects or ideas in collaboration with other foundations and/or government, business and civil society.’ The …

Meet the 2018 Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize finalists

Alliance magazine 20 February 2018

We are delighted to announce the six finalists for the fifth Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize. They come from Argentina, India, the UK and the US and their work extends across the globe. They are equally …

Participatory grantmaking helps to shift power relations in Mexico

Jenny Barry 15 February 2018

Amidst the resurgence of authoritarianism and rising conservatism in many countries around the world, an increasing number of human rights funders are doubling their efforts to support resilient social movements. Because these movements are sparked …

Brazil’s CASA Communities initiative brings philanthropy to the local level

Emily Hurley 10 February 2018

CASA, a regional grassroots grantmaker, has developed a community initiative to support local groups in Brazil. The CASA Communities project embraces the idea of community philanthropy and its focus on amplifying the voices of local …

Mexico’s indigenous youth have been left behind – here’s how philanthropy can help

Eliza Brennan 2 February 2018

There is no quick and simple way to improve opportunities for young indigenous people in Mexico. By the time indigenous youth reach 15 to 17 years of age, only 65 per cent attend school, compared …

Recipe to increase Brazilian giving? More money, more transparency and tax incentives, says CAF research

Andrew Milner 30 January 2018

‘The strong growth of giving has been one of the striking developments in Brazil over the past quarter century,’ announces the foreword to a new report, Brazil Giving 2017, from the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). …

The media’s enlightened despots

Gustavo Gorriti 5 December 2017

The death and re-birth of journalism? In Latin America, it’s a bit more complicated. There is in the United States a publication with an ominous masthead and an intriguing motto. The first is ‘Newspaper Death …

Latin America: sharing philanthropy, not hoarding wealth

2 Florencia Roitstein 10 October 2017

Buenos Aires, Argentina Latin America remains the most unequal region in the world. In 2014, the richest 10 per cent kept 71 per cent of the region’s wealth. If this trend continues, according to Oxfam’s …

Reflections of the 2017 Brazilian Philanthropy Forum

Benjamin Bellegy 6 October 2017

I recently had the pleasure in attending the Brazilian Philanthropy Forum in Sao Paulo organized by the Brazilian WINGS member, the Institute for the Development of Social Investment (IDIS). As every year, IDIS gathers a …

Andes Amazon Fund to receive $15 million in support of biodiversity conservation

Alliance magazine 5 October 2017

Home to the world’s greatest concentration of biodiversity and wildlife ecosystems, the Amazon headwaters region is one of the premier focuses of planetary health. In order to protect the environmental health and ecological function of …