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Funders recognise systems change philanthropy as critical, according to report

Elika Roohi 27 October 2020

How, when, and why do certain solutions achieve system-level shifts? Four years ago, the Skoll, Ford, and Draper Richards Kaplan Foundations, Porticus, and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors set out to explore that question through the Scaling …


Values-based giving: An unexpected outcome from Covid-19

Patrick Stewart 26 October 2020

By nature, Americans have always exhibited a significant level of philanthropy, showing again and again a willingness to support a broad range of causes. Historically this has been especially true during moments of national crisis. …


Mellon Foundation commits $250 million to Monuments Project

Alliance magazine 25 October 2020

The Mellon Foundation has announced the Monuments Project, a five-year, $250 million commitment to support efforts to recalibrate the assumed centre of the America national narrative to include those who have been denied historical recognition. …

Should corporate philanthropy be neutral?

8 Gwen Romack 23 October 2020

The paradox of neutrality doesn’t stop at the doors of giving platforms. Corporations must also examine how the donors and recipients on these platforms align with their corporate values. Consider a company that publishes an …

New report: Attitudes have shifted, but funding practices have not

Alliance magazine 23 October 2020

A new study just released by the Center for Effective Philanthropy examines the state of practise in philanthropy, finding that even though foundation leaders’ attitudes about general operating support have shifted over the years, practices …

The great collision of 2020: Philanthropy’s moment is here

Alan Kwok 20 October 2020

We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to turn this moment of focused attention, collective commitment to social justice, and unprecedented wealth into big, lasting change for communities hardest hit by the triple crises of racism, COVID-19, …

A role for philanthropy in governance and debate

Richard Dion 17 October 2020

This year’s presidential election season is showcasing the culture of debate that has taken hold of the United States. Yet governance doesn’t just require good debaters, it also requires the soft skills of compromise, dialogue …

Environmental justice demands more

Tina Johnson 15 October 2020

Environmental justice is not a single-issue movement – it is impossible for it to be, due to the multiple environmental, social, racial and economic, climate and health issues faced by and in the Black community. …

Kellogg Foundation announces $90 million Racial Equity 2030 initiative amid year for record-breaking racial justice funding

Alliance magazine 13 October 2020

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation today announced Racial Equity 2030, a $90 million initiative calling for bold solutions to drive an equitable future for children, families, and communities around the world. ‘Racial Equity 2030 is an …

King Baudouin Foundation facilitates return of 15th century art

Alliance magazine 11 October 2020

American philanthropist Bill Middendorf has helped return a painting to its former home. A 15th century portrait of Spanish noble Francisco de Rojas by Hans Memling, a Dutch artist who also spent a portion of …