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Community philanthropy

Lily School of Philanthropy research finds community funds raised more than $1 billion for COVID relief across U.S.

Alliance magazine 4 August 2020

COVID-19 relief funds at local United Ways and community foundations across the United States raised more than $1 billion and distributed at least $589 million to financially vulnerable individuals and nonprofits leading the pandemic response …


AFIELD announces 2020 mentees

Alliance magazine 22 July 2020

The Tsadik Foundation supported AFIELD programme has announced its 2020 mentees: Andrea Yarbrough from the U.S., Theo Prodromidis from Greece, and Waysatta Fernández from Mexico. The three mentees will receive $1,500 in seed funding to …


GivingTuesday

COVID-19 inspired #GivingTuesdayNow raises $503 million in online donations

Alliance magazine 2 June 2020

GivingTuesday was celebrated early this year, with the annual event championing everyday generosity getting a second 2020 date in order to support emergency efforts to respond to the global coronavirus crisis. This year, the #GivingTuesdayNow …

Entering the funding arena

Halima Mahomed, Graciela Hopstein and Romy Krämer 2 June 2020

Social movements have rarely featured in funders’ theories of change or strategies. This is slowly changing and international interest in movements is rising Friday’s for Future, NiUnaMenos, Lucha, #BlackLivesMatter, the uprisings in Chile and HongKong, …

Philanthropists must step up and adapt to support local community action

1 David Mattingly 29 April 2020

‘HELLO!’ reads the stock flyer, ‘If you are self-isolating, I can help with picking up shopping, posting mail, a friendly phone call, urgent supplies.’ Printed by the thousands and distributed around neighborhoods by members of …

Fit for the future: Can we emerge stronger from the COVID-19 crisis?

WINGS 28 April 2020

Civil society was not ready for COVID-19. In this, the first of a series of articles aiming to assess changes needed to ensure a stronger supporting environment for civil society, Benjamin Bellegy (WINGS), Chris Worman …

A pivotal moment for community foundations

James Magowan 15 April 2020

The Coronavirus crisis is impacting on community foundations in two ways – it is realising their potential to mobilise resources and reach people in need quickly, but it is also seriously testing their resilience. There …

Effective support for community-based organisations will be critical in the African response to COVID-19

Nina Blackwell 10 April 2020

The COVID-19 virus has already wreaked havoc across the east and the west, yet shows little sign of stopping soon. Loved ones are sick and dying, businesses are shut, movement is restricted, workers go without …

Why we need to keep talking about climate change

Indra Heerkens 2 April 2020

At this moment, we are all adjusting to the new reality of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Like any other organisation, the IKEA Foundation’s top priority is to protect our staff while reducing the transmission …

Investment, innovation and respect

Jennifer Astone and Steven Heim 3 March 2020 For Subscribers

Money is often not the most important element of investments in Indigenous communities, taking a backseat to building long-term partnerships Indigenous communities, foundations and entrepreneurs have launched creative structures and approaches to access financial capital, …