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The Lewis Foundation on climate action in South Africa

Alliance magazine and International Philanthropy Commitment on Climate Change 14 September 2021

The Lewis Foundation in South Africa with its focus on conservation has always had the environment at the centre of its work, but it was their membership with Independent Philanthropy Association of South Africa (IPASA) …


Grants for clean air less than one per cent of total global philanthropic funding

Elika Roohi 7 September 2021

Philanthropic funding for clean air amounts to 0.1 per cent of grants worldwide, according to a new report from the Clean Air Fund. And while philanthropic funding for clean air projects has increased, it is …


Philanthropy keeps Zimbabwe afloat as frequent climate disasters hit the country

Andrew Mambondiyani 2 September 2021

Zimbabwe is in the clasp of a crippling economic crisis resulting from a mix of climate change disasters and fiscal policies enacted by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government. Millions of people in the country continue to …

Here’s how philanthropy can change: editorial team shares recommendations in Alliance’s 100th issue

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021

Global philanthropy should increase diversity on every level and facilitate wider ownership of the philanthropy debate, increase levels of participation and trust-based philanthropy, urgently commit more resources to tackle climate change, and fulfil its unique …

Bending the arc of philanthropy towards justice

Maria Chertok, Caroline Hartnell, Charles Keidan, Elika Roohi and Ingrid Srinath 31 August 2021

Philanthropy has changed a lot, but you don’t see how your own child grows Our field has undergone profound shifts in the last 25 years amounting to a quiet revolution. Put crudely, international philanthropy a …

25th anniversary reader survey

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Alliance survey exclusive: Gates and Ford top perceptions of the foundations with the most positive impact worldwide Worldwide survey of Alliance readers identifies the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Ford Foundation as having the …

Experience is a profound teacher

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Reflections from a diverse group of celebrated philanthropy practitioners on the key lessons learned from the past 25 years working in the sector Blurred lines of profit and not-for-profit Atallah Kuttab, founder SAANED for Philanthropy …

In love and rage

Caroline Hartnell 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

Philanthropy needs to deploy rage along with love if it is to tackle the existential threat of climate change Charles asked me to write about my journey from philanthropy to climate activism. ‘Philanthropy’ literally means …

Meet the philennials

Alliance magazine 31 August 2021 For Subscribers

A dedicated group of philanthropy practitioners born in the same year as Alliance was launched share their hopes for a better world An anniversary issue of Alliance magazine would not be complete without hearing the …

In Himalayan region, conflict costs heavy on climate change

1 Bilal Ahmad Pandow 28 August 2021

It has been over two years since the government of India has made legislative changes in Jammu and Kashmir, clamming it to be an internal matter, however, Pakistan and China have reacted sharply to the …