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Human Rights Foundation announces grants from Bitcoin Development Fund 

Shafi Musaddique 3 October 2023

The Human Rights Foundation (HRF) has announced its latest round of grants from their Bitcoin Development Fund. Fifteen grants will go towards Bitcoin development and providing developers from repressive regimes financial aid to offset travel …

Business and philanthropy forum to take place at UN’s COP28 

Shafi Musaddique 17 September 2023

This year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as the UN COP28, will host a dedicated business and philanthropy climate forum.   Taking place in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, on 1 and 2 …

CAF Webinar – Giving to Turkey and Syria: What donors need to know

Alliance magazine 5 September 2023

Accessible fund created for emerging climate justice movements

Shafi Musaddique 25 August 2023

The Movements Trust is establishing a pooled, accessible fund for climate activists at this year’s Climate Justice Camp.   The Climate Justice Camp takes place in Lebanon over August, bringing together 500 climate justice advocates and …

Bloomberg Philanthropies aims to shake up Israeli local government innovation 

Shafi Musaddique 9 August 2023

Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charitable arm of the former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, hosted a conference in Jaffa, Israel, in late June bringing together mayors and city leaders from across the country.   The conference, …

UAE’s Pearl Initiative signs deal with EY to conduct annual governance survey

Shafi Musaddique 20 July 2023

The Pearl Initiative, a UAE-based non-profit organisation founded in 2010 with a focus on fostering corporate transparency across Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states, has signed an agreement with global consultancy firm EY to compile …

Endowment building in the Arab region: Revamping an old institution

Riham Ahmed Khafagy 18 July 2023 For Subscribers

It’s well known that Arab philanthropy is inspired by the region’s religious and spiritual traditions. Rooted in local societies, Christian and Islamic charity have adopted various ad hoc mechanisms and institutional forms for giving, depending …

Elie Wiesel Foundation announces inaugural grants for China’s persecuted Uyghur minority 

Shafi Musaddique 17 July 2023

The Elie-Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, founded by a Holocaust survivor and led by prominent Israeli human rights activists, is injecting its first round of grant making towards initiatives advocating and protecting China’s ethnic Uyghur minority.  …

Emirati fund announces new grants to tackle refugee skills gap and unemployment

Simon Hungin 17 July 2023

The Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund has recently announced its fifth round of grants in response to the increasing educational barriers that vulnerable and refugee youth currently face within Jordan, Lebanon and conflict-affected …

The struggle for abortion justice and decolonisation of our bodies

Aditi Pinto, Laura Vergara, Mariana González Cedraro, Marevic Parcon, Nicky Spencer Coker and Verónica Cruz Sánchez 4 July 2023

The struggle for reproductive justice has been at the forefront of much activism recently – especially in the year after the U.S. Supreme Court decision restricted abortion rights in America. Yet this struggle is not …