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$1.8 billion in religious giving by Muslim Americans, finds research

Alliance magazine 20 April 2022

Muslim Americans gave $1.8 billion in zakat funding to domestic and international causes in 2021, according to a new report released by the Muslim Philanthropy Initiative at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy …

Melinda French Gates supports mental health through Pivotal Ventures

Alliance magazine 17 April 2022

California-based YR media, a national network of young journalists and artists, has received funding from Melinda French Gates’ Pivotal Ventures to expand its mental health programming into the Midwest of America. The grant will allow …

In the US, corporations lead in Ukraine response: Here’s how to give rapidly

John Lynch and Ted Hart 15 April 2022

Donors wishing to support humanitarian relief efforts for the Ukrainian people will have no trouble finding humanitarian organizations that will accept their money. But in times of crisis, there are two major lessons that philanthropists …

Largest grantmaker in US channelling millions to discriminatory organisations, finds report

1 Alliance magazine 13 April 2022

The US’s largest grantmaker Fidelity Charitable has funded anti-Muslim, anti-LGBTQ, and anti-immigrant groups to the tune of millions of dollars over the past five years, according to research released by a group dedicated to unmasking …

Letter to the editor: Trust-based philanthropy is not a myth, it’s a solution

Devon Kearney 13 April 2022

Like Simon Sommer says of himself, I may not know what trust-based philanthropy is. But I have a good idea of where he goes wrong. Let’s set aside the broad generalizations (‘unrestricted funding seems to …

Is the trust-based philanthropy bubble about to burst?

2 Charles Keidan 6 April 2022

If trust-based philanthropy is the new orthodoxy sweeping the philanthropic world, then MacKenzie Scott is its undisputed champion. Scott has turned the institutional philanthropy model on its head donating over $12 billion to nonprofits over …

Intersectional environmentalism: How foundations simultaneously address race and climate

2 Jake Safane 4 April 2022

Conserving natural spaces. Cleaning up waterways. Reducing the use of fossil fuels. At first glance, all of these areas may seem to just be environmental issues. Yet foundations (among many others) are increasingly advocating with …

Help! Our organisation has a labour shortage

Veritas 1 April 2022

Dear Veritas, I am in a leadership role at an organisation that has been struggling to get fully staffed for months, thanks to the overall competition for labour where we are located. We do our …