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$6.4m for climate infrastructure from participatory grantmakers Mosaic

Alliance magazine 21 March 2022

US-based participatory grantmakers Mosaic have announced $6.4 million in grants to build key infrastructure the environment movements need to achieve clean air and water, a safe climate, healthy and just communities, and thriving natural systems. …

$5.9m mobilised for climate action in India

1 Alliance magazine 9 March 2022

The India Climate Collaborative, founded by notable Indian philanthropists to direct funding and visibility towards climate action, has mobilised ₹45 crores ($5.9 million USD) for climate and increased its domestic philanthropy base six-fold during the …

Global Updates

Alliance magazine 1 March 2022

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the March 2022 issue of Alliance: The Americas Global South funders launch climate crisis network Brazilian giving circle for racial equity  $3m bid …

Philanthropy’s ‘say-do’ gap: An interview with Carmen Rojas

Charles Keidan 1 March 2022 For Subscribers

What does it mean to be a social justice funder in an increasingly divided political and economic landscape? Why are more apparently liberal foundations unwilling to step forward on the most critical aspects of the …

To deliver conservation commitments, funding practices need to change

Fred Nelson and John Kamanga 28 February 2022

The past year has witnessed a surge of global financial commitments to support biodiversity, protected areas, ecosystem restoration, and related conservation efforts. Public and private funding is rapidly growing for ‘nature-based solutions’ to climate change, …

Zimbabwe philanthropists urged to invest more in resilience to severe droughts

Andrew Mambondiyani 22 February 2022

Over the past two decades, rain-fed agriculture has increasingly become unattainable in Zimbabwe as frequent and severe droughts continue to ravage the country. Could philanthropy help with drought resilience? Experts say Zimbabwe is now experiencing …

$12m to kickstart climate action in Indonesia

Alliance magazine 14 February 2022

The ClimateWorks Foundation alongside the IKEA Foundation have launched a $12 million, three-year partnership to accelerate climate action and philanthropic engagement in Indonesia in collaboration with Indonesia-based civil society partners and other climate funders. The …

Climate funding toolkit launches for South African philanthropists

Alliance magazine 9 February 2022

The Independent Philanthropy Association of South Africa (IPASA), together with the African Climate Foundation, The Lewis Foundation and the Hans Hoheisen Charitable Trust, has launched a Climate Crisis Toolkit and Resource Pack for Funders. The …

Rihanna’s foundation commits $15m to climate justice organisations working in U.S., Caribbean

Alliance magazine 3 February 2022

The Clara Lionel Foundation, founded by Rihanna, has committed $15 million to 18 organisations working on climate justice across the U.S. and Caribbean in partnership with an initiative led by former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. …

An interview with new ClimateWorks CEO Helen Mountford

Elika Roohi 25 January 2022

ClimateWorks CEO Helen Mountford is taking on her new role with a stubborn sense of optimism for our climate future. Following former CEO Charlotte Pera’s departure from ClimateWorks to the Bezos Earth Fund last April, …