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Twitter founder Jack Dorsey pledges $1 billion to fight COVID-19

Alliance magazine 9 April 2020

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey has said he will donate $1 billion towards efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. This monetary pledge represents more than a quarter of his own wealth, and almost a quarter of …


Philanthropy must declare a climate emergency

Ellen Dorsey 9 April 2020

This piece originally appeared online and in the March print edition of The Chronicle of Philanthropy. In February, three of the world’s wealthiest individuals pledged funds to battle climate change. In a letter commemorating the …


COVID-19: An opportunity for transformative grant making

Thomas Hilbink and Daniela Aydin 3 April 2020

As funders race to set up rapid response funds to support groups hit by COVID-19, there are many good ideas circulating. One that has not had much traction in the best of times is the …

Mark Zuckerberg commits $25 million to COVID-19 research, $100 million to journalism support

Alliance magazine 30 March 2020

Mark Zuckerberg announced that he would be contributing $25 million via the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to research for therapies and medicine to treat COVID-19. Zuckerberg’s contribution will go to funding the COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator, which …

$3 million fund to bring global ideas addressing health impacts of climate change to the US

Alliance magazine 28 March 2020

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RJWF) has issued a new call for proposals to bring the most impactful ideas from around the world to U.S. cities to help address the health impacts of climate change and …

COVID-19 doesn’t need to slow you down

Kris Putnam-Walkerly 25 March 2020

In the past week, I’ve heard a dozen examples of philanthropists who dramatically slowed or halted their work because of cancelled trips or the need to work remotely. Assuming loved ones and colleagues are not …

Over 100 foundations pledge flexible funding to grantees in wake of COVID-19 crisis

Alliance magazine 21 March 2020

More than 100 major US-based and international foundations pledged their commitment to more flexible funding to help grantee partners meet emergency needs prompted by the COVID-19 crisis. The pledge is spearheaded by the Ford Foundation, …

Donations to World Health Organisation top $30 million

Alliance magazine 20 March 2020

Over $30 million has been pledged the World Health Organisation (WHO) via special fund in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic. The fund is being co-ordinated by the United Nations Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy …

New pop-up webpage shares data on philanthropic response to coronavirus

Alliance magazine 15 March 2020

Candid has launched a new pop-up webpage sharing data on which funders are supporting the response to coronavirus and where the funding is going. The page is updated automatically as data and news are added …

Family Office & Private Wealth Management Forum West 2020

Alliance magazine 9 March 2020