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Seven lessons donors can learn from MacKenzie Scott’s surprise $1.7 billion gift

Kris Putnam-Walkerly 9 August 2020

On July 28, MacKenzie Scott surprised the world by announcing she had made $1.7 billion in donations to 116 nonprofit organisations. They were selected for the transformative work they were doing and to support leaders driving …


Lily School of Philanthropy research finds community funds raised more than $1 billion for COVID relief across U.S.

Alliance magazine 4 August 2020

COVID-19 relief funds at local United Ways and community foundations across the United States raised more than $1 billion and distributed at least $589 million to financially vulnerable individuals and nonprofits leading the pandemic response …


Hewlett Foundation pledges almost $170 million to racial justice funding

Alliance magazine 3 August 2020

The Hewlett Foundation has announced $168 million in funding for racial justice initiatives, including $18 million in funds this year, as well as a new 10-year $150-million racial justice initiative. In addition to the newly …

Dismantling inequality must be part of the pandemic response

Regan Ralph 31 July 2020

As the novel coronavirus continues to surge across the globe, the international community is delivering trillions of dollars toward the fight against COVID-19, creating funds for pandemic response, and sponsoring new initiatives to tackle the …

National Black Environmental Justice Network relaunches

Alliance magazine 30 July 2020

The National Black Environmental Justice Network, an organisation that was first established in 1999 and later disbanded, has relaunched after both the culmination of years of conversations, as well as in response to today’s crises. …

MacKenzie Scott announces donations of $1.7 billion to over 100 nonprofits

Alliance magazine 29 July 2020

MacKenzie Scott, ex-wife of Amazon co-founder Jeff Bezos, announced Tuesday that she has given away almost $1.7 billion since last fall to 116 nonprofits. Most of the groups committed to equity work that Scott is …

What must be sacrificed in times of crisis

Leaha Wynn 28 July 2020

For centuries, philanthropy has aided society during times of crisis. At The Forum’s 2020 Annual Conference (virtually, this year), the ways philanthropy has mobilized to address the COVID-19 crisis was (unsurprisingly) a central theme. In …

2020 Forum Virtual Conference

Alliance magazine 28 July 2020

United Philanthropy Forum’s Virtual Conference brought together people from philanthropy associations and networks—philanthropy-serving organisations (PSOs) that play a key role in advancing, informing and supporting the field. This year organisations throughout the network highlighted their …

Taking action on anti-Black racism: A call for philanthropy

Alice Y. Hom 28 July 2020

These days it’s rare to leave a zoom webinar with wanting more but that’s the feeling I had with the 2o2o Forum Virtual Conference session, Taking Action on Anti-Black Racism: A Call for Philanthropy. The conversation …

Stop making us package and repackage racial equity and justice

Eleni Refu 27 July 2020

As a recent entrant to the world of PSOs after having spent some years in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, I was particularly eager to learn more about the challenges PSOs face in advancing racial …