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Pathways to power: is activism within philanthropy possible?

Dumiso Gatsha 19 November 2019

Earlier in the year, my life changed unimaginably. Botswana’s high court named and shamed colonial-era laws, strengthened autonomy in privacy and removed possibilities for the persecution of me and my peers. I had just received …


Sussex in the City 2019: Community philanthropy is coming of age

Kevin Richmond 7 November 2019

Back in April 2019, our Head of Philanthropy, Stephen Chamberlain, made a ‘seeing-is-believing’ visit with Violet Hancock, the current High Sheriff of East Sussex. The visit was to an amazing charity called Enthum Foundation. There, …


Report examines how community philanthropy can help fund SDGs

Alliance magazine 5 November 2019

A new report from Global Fund for Community Foundations ‘From billions to millions‘ examines how the growing community philanthropy sector can help fund SDGs. The paper, authored by Jonathan Glennie, pinpoints community philanthropy as a …

Fireside chat with Regan Ralph

Amy McGoldrick 27 September 2019

Full disclosure: there was no chat by a fire. Yet, as Autumn is slowly creeping up on London, with dowdy grey skies above and I-should-have-brought-a-bigger-coat level winds pushing through the streets, it was a relief …

Rawa Fund’s first community-led projects underway across Palestine

Alliance magazine 26 September 2019

Rawa, the creative Palestinian communities fund, who recently released their first ever grant list, focusing on 23 community grassroots projects, are now underway. All are operating under Rawa’s belief in the ‘collective power, participation and …

From pies to a giving circle: Changing the life of a Karelian village in Russia

Vera Titova 25 September 2019

The Mill Community Foundation, from a Karelian village Pryazha (Northern Russia), with a population of 3500 people started its work in 2014, baking pies. Today it is one of the most visible community foundations in …

UKCF19: Empowering Communities Together

Alliance magazine 17 September 2019

Alliance magazine is proud to have been a media partner at this year’s UK Community Foundations Conference in Glasgow, Scotland. We’d like to thank the following contributors: Fozia Irfan Bedforshire and Luton CF, Joe Crome Surrey CF, …

Bricks and mortar

1 Jayne Woodley 16 September 2019

About this time last week, I was heading up to Glasgow for the UK Community Foundation Conference 2019, and as has already been commented, it seemed all at once a whole new cohort of staff …

So much to learn from ‘big and smaller brothers’ around the world

Eva Nieuwenhuis 16 September 2019

I’m still trying to catch my breath a bit after last weeks conference in Glasgow. A relative new bee to the whole community foundation (CF) world it was my first international encounter with CF’s from …

Are community foundations relevant?

1 Fozia Irfan 16 September 2019

Working in philanthropy requires continuous review, reassessment and reevaluation. The UK Community Foundation conference being held in Glasgow, provides an opportunity for community foundations to do exactly that and to challenge our assumptions. As the …