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When neutrality is not an option

Saerin Cho 5 November 2020

Some civil society organisations, or individuals associated with them, engage in egregiously distasteful behavior. This includes activities that are illegal, discriminatory, hateful, disrespectful, bullying, fraudulent, deceptive, or offensive. TechSoup’s real examples include an executive director …

Established, mainstream organisations among first to receive grants from $10bn Earth Fund

Alliance magazine 4 November 2020

Some of the most established environmental groups in the U.S. will be among those that receive the first grants from the Bezos Earth Fund, a signal that Jeff Bezos is more interested in supporting existing …

Rockefeller Foundation issues debt to finance $1 billion pledge to green energy and Covid Relief

Alliance magazine 2 November 2020

The Rockefeller Foundation has announced a $1 billion pledge to catalysing a more inclusive and green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, focusing on ensuring equitable access to Covid-19 healthcare and building stronger healthcare systems that …

Giving Done Right podcast explores crucial questions that guide giving

Alliance magazine 1 November 2020

A new podcast from the Center for Effective Philanthropy has set out to explore some of the crucial questions that guide giving – questions that seem basic, but are actually quite complex. Questions like: How …

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

1 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, …