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Philanthropy for a safe, healthy, and just world: New report explores peacebuilding and philanthropy

Catriona Gourlay 14 July 2020

In 2019, Candid and Centris, with support from PeaceNexus Foundation, conducted a survey, Philanthropy for a Safe, Healthy, and Just World. The results, based on 823 civil society organization responses, reveal philanthropists can do better …


Warren Buffett donates $2.9 billion to Gates Foundation, Buffett family charities

Alliance magazine 9 July 2020

Warren Buffett has announced a pledge of $2.9 billion worth of stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as four foundations run by Buffett family members: the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, the …


Why the United States should build back better: A call for post-COVID, climate-forward policy

Jonathan Pershing and Jane Flegal 9 July 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a gut punch to the world. Millions of people infected. Hundreds of thousands dead. Hospitals (again) overflowing. And the effects disproportionately falling on BIPOC communities facing systemic racism and structural …

Hiding in plain sight: Racism in the room made visible by COVID-19 and how to create new pathways

Erika Seth Davies 7 July 2020

Historic discriminatory policies and practices intentionally designed to eliminate access to economic opportunities for Black, Indigenous, and other people of colour (BIPOC) have ensured that everyone doesn’t enter a level playing field when it comes …

Rockefeller Brothers Fund announces $48 million increase in grantmaking budget

Alliance magazine 3 July 2020

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund has announced that it will increase its grantmaking budget by $48 million over five years, including $10 million for a new programme focusing on racial justice. The other funds will go …

New report by Astraea Foundation, Mama Cash examines under-resourcing of LBQ movements

Alliance magazine 29 June 2020

Feminist funders the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice and Mama Cash have released a report on the lack of resources accessible to lesbian, bisexual, and queer movements. Titled ‘Vibrant Yet Under-Resourced: The State of Lesbian, …

Crisis demands strong non-profit boards

Pam Cannell 22 June 2020

In times of crisis, the strength of a nonprofit board can be a determining factor in an organization’s survival. As the leaders and guides of social sector organizations, a nonprofit board of directors has the …

How philanthropy can better integrate disability rights in its COVID-19 response

Myroslava Tataryn 17 June 2020

As philanthropy considers its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, integrating a disability rights perspective can help us move toward a more equitable future, rather than return to the same systems that have pushed so many …

At the intersection of climate change, water, and equity – a growing field of practice

Jalonne L. White-Newsome 12 June 2020

When I started in philanthropy in 2016, I was given an extraordinary opportunity: to create an initiative at the intersection of climate change, water, and inequity. These issues are profoundly interconnected, but back then, the …

Ford, other foundations issue more than $1 billion in debt to increase grantmaking now

Alliance magazine 12 June 2020

The Ford Foundation announced yesterday a plan that would involve issuing more than $1 billion in debt so it would be able to give substantially more right now. Four other large and established foundations – …