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Community philanthropy’s role in building civil society CEE in the COVID context, Part I

Boris Strečanský 28 October 2020

In a recent article Merrill Sovner, William Moody and Barry Gaberman submit that the key lessons learned of five pooled philanthropic funds in their effort of reviving civil society in Central and Eastern Europe in …


Amid Covid-19 spread in Mexico, Active Communities Fund begins work

Alliance magazine 24 September 2020

The Active Communities Fund from Comunalia, the Alliance of Community Foundations in Mexico, and the Coca-Cola Foundation has begun work, starting with disbursing $151,000 to various humanitarian projects promoting the social and economic reactivation of …


Moving at the speed of trust

Judy Foster and Natasha Scully 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

Helping communities overcome layers of disadvantage requires investments of trust as well as money The multiple ingrained challenges that disadvantaged communities face can only be addressed by authentically trusting, empowering and engaging the community to …

How philanthropists can lessen the effect of COVID-19

Rosemary Macdonald 27 August 2020

For many charities, the effects of coronavirus have been catastrophic. Organisations that are, at their very heart, reliant on spending time face-to-face with people – both to raise funds and deliver charitable initiatives – have …

$1.4 million Active Communities Fund launched in Mexico to address effects of COVID-19

Alliance magazine 22 August 2020

Comunalia, the Alliance of Community Foundations in Mexico, and the Coca-Cola Foundation have partnered to launch a 32 million Mexican pesos ($1.4 million USD) Active Communities Fund that will work to address the effects of …

Learning Lab for Changemakers launched by European Community Foundation Initiative

Alliance magazine 20 August 2020

The European Community Foundation Initiative has launched the ECFI Learning Lab for Changemakers, a space for practioners from the community foundation field in Europe to come together, collaborate, and learn about ways of working and …

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 …

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, …