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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, …


New report: Public and funders still don’t understand urgent need to act on climate crisis

Alliance magazine 18 October 2020

Charities say they are struggling to persuade the public of need to act rapidly on environmental issues. Environmental organisations are struggling to communicate the sheer scale and complexity of the climate crisis to the public …


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. …

Major UK funder signals new funding focus on climate and tackling inequality

Alliance magazine 10 October 2020

Major UK funder Esmée Fairbairn has announced a new grantmaking strategy that will respond to some of the challenges of today, including climate change and the impact of Covid-19 on existing inequalities. Under the new …

Shine Campaign: Energising women in the Global South

Sheila Oparaocha and Emira Woods 9 October 2020

The future of sustainable energy innovation is women-led, community-powered, and based in the Global South. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed flawed systems that have failed marginalised communities living in the Global South for decades. These …

Strong case for philanthropic intervention in cold chains for food, says new report

Alliance magazine 6 October 2020

A new report by the Carbon Trust, commissioned by the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Programme (K-CEP) outlines the challenge of reducing emissions from rapidly growing food cold chains, identifying how philanthropy can help reach net zero …

Climate funding has doubled since 2015 yet still less than two per cent of total giving

Alliance magazine 30 September 2020

Leading global platform for climate philanthropy ClimateWorks Foundation has published a new report on philanthropic funding for climate change mitigation. The report revealed that while foundation funding for climate change has nearly doubled since 2015 …

Shloka Nath on climate, collaboration, and COVID-19

Andrew Milner 15 September 2020 For Subscribers

One of the panellists as AVPN 2020 was Shloka Nath, Executive Director of the recently-formed India Climate Collaborative (ICC). As one of the conference themes was collaboration, she talks to Alliance about how ICC puts …

‘Tiny fraction’ of development funding goes toward tackling outdoor air pollution, finds new report

1 Elika Roohi 7 September 2020

According to a new report published by the Clean Air Fund, just $273 million in grant funding went directly to tackling outdoor air pollution between 2015 and 2019. This sum represents a ‘tiny fraction’ of …

Philanthropy confidential – September 2020

Alliance magazine 1 September 2020

All your confidential philanthropic queries answered Philanthropy confidential is your space to safely and anonymously get advice on ethical dilemmas in the sector. Tell Regi, our secret philanthropy correspondent with impeccable standing in the global …