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Are foundations willing to give up power?

Alliance magazine 27 April 2021 For Subscribers

‘In our society money brings power, and the power of philanthropy is just another aspect of that,’ reads the editorial to Alliance magazine’s September 2013 issue, ‘Philanthropy and Power’. Has anything changed since this issue …

How to avoid checking the equity box and make true progress toward climate justice

Rt Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton 26 April 2021

In the wake of the widespread racial justice protests of the past year, environmental funders are reckoning with their history. For generations, communities of colour have borne the brunt of the pollution of their air, …

60+ funders to UK PM: race report findings unhelpful, divisive, damaging

Elika Roohi 23 April 2021

‘We believe this to be unhelpful, divisive and potentially damaging,’ said 62 foundations, signing an open letter to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson this week co-ordinated by the Association of Charitable Foundations, addressing the UK …

ClimateWorks President and CEO departs for Bezos Earth Fund

Alliance magazine 15 April 2021

ClimateWorks Foundation President and CEO Charlotte Pera is stepping down from her role at the major climate intermediary to join the Bezos Earth Fund as Vice President for Strategy and Programs. The ClimateWorks Board of …

Interview: Alix Guerrier, CEO of GlobalGiving

Elika Roohi 13 April 2021 For Subscribers

GlobalGiving is an organisation that focuses on a bottom-up approach to aid and supporting grassroots charitable projects. We wanted to understand how the crises of the last year – health, justice, political, environmental – changed …

A call for coordination: philanthropy’s response to Covid-19, HIV, and systemic inequalities

John Barnes and Kali Lindsey 9 April 2021

The challenges presented by Covid-19 are not new to people living with, or at risk of HIV. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) and Black, Indigenous and people of Colour (BIPOC) communities in the …

Help! How do I convince funders to make endowment grants?

4 Regi 8 April 2021

Dear Regi,  I am an old timer in the foundation world, so I am intimately familiar with the inherent power imbalance in the funder-grantee relationship. I want to know how we can interest more foundations …

Ford commits $1bn to unrestricted grants for hundreds of organisation in BUILD initiative

Alliance magazine 7 April 2021

The Ford Foundation today announced an extension of its BUILD Initiative with a pledge of $1 billion. The expansion of the programme will allow it to serve up to 300 grantees with unrestricted funding. The …

The gift of being heard and working in partnership

Gwen Shivers and Pam Savoy-Weaver 5 April 2021

It can be easy to invest money in an attempt to fix problems. But money alone can’t build trust or change. That work starts with how you treat people. Fortunately, for the families of Detroit’s …

30 lessons in pursuit of deep social impact: leveraging and creatively using resources

Leslie Pine 4 April 2021

There’s a good chance you’ve heard the phrase ‘time, talent, and treasure’ when it comes to philanthropy. Many in the field, including us at TPI, believe that a strategic, holistic approach to philanthropy involves deploying …