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Political innovation: Prevention is better than cure

Johanna Mair, Sébastien Mena and Melisa Özcelik 5 December 2023 For Subscribers

Ensuring the body-politic remains healthy, rather than treating it when it is sick, should be the aim of philanthropy Popular narratives in contemporary philanthropy concentrate on solving complicated social problems while changing the systems that …

Biden Administration announces over $140 million in grants towards indigenous land restoration

Shafi Musaddique 29 November 2023

The Biden-Harris administration has announced a joint public-private partnership, that includes a major conservation foundation, in providing $141.3 million spread over 74 grants.  In a statement, the US government said it, alongside the National Fish …

Mackenzie Scott’s large, unrestricted donations down from 2020, but continues to transform philanthropy 

Shafi Musaddique 28 November 2023

A three-year study released by the Centre for Effective Philanthropy examining the impact of unrestricted donations from major US philanthropist Mackenzie Scott says her giving has had a transformative effect, despite the size of her …

Giving Tuesday: Find Sustainable Success in 2023

Cara Dickerson 23 November 2023

In 2022, over $3.1 billion was raised on Giving Tuesday, and donor retention is 2.4 times higher from that day as opposed to any other time throughout the year. In recent years, it’s no secret …

Top 25 global funders account for more than three quarters of direct giving

Shafi Musaddique 22 November 2023

The top 25 global funders account for more than three quarters of direct giving between 2016 and 2019, according to a new report published by the Council on Foundations.   The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation …

US racial and climate justice coalition announces almost $1 billion in financial commitments for black wealth creation

Shafi Musaddique 15 November 2023

GroundBreak, a coalition of over 40 corporate, civic, and philanthropic organisations in the US fighting for racial equity and climate based justice, has announced $926.75 million in financial commitments to expand wealth building opportunities for …

Matthew Perry foundation launched to help others struggling with addiction

Shafi Musaddique 7 November 2023

A new foundation has launched following the death of the actor Matthew Perry.   The 54-year-old, best known for his role in US hit sitcom ‘Friends’ in the 1990s and 2000s, was found dead in …

Tyrone McKinley Freeman on the first Black female millionaire and philanthropist

Charlotte Kilpatrick 24 October 2023

Charlotte Kilpatrick, digital editor at Alliance, had the opportunity recently to catch up Tyrone McKinley Freeman, the newly appointed Glenn Family Chair in Philanthropy at the Indiana University Lily School of Philanthropy. His work has …

Israel-Palestine conflict: Charities and NGOs step in. Philanthropy not so much

Shafi Musaddique 17 October 2023

As the human death and injury toll increases with no end to the escalating violence in both Israel and Palestine, the world of philanthropy, charity and NGOs have responded in mixed ways – mostly offering …

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors announces new president and CEO 

Shafi Musaddique 17 October 2023

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors has announced Latanya Mapp Frett as its next President and CEO.   Frett currently serves as president and CEO of Global Fund for Women, a public foundation assisting activists fighting for justice and …