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Collaboration and community in the fight against climate change

Dory Trimble and Laura García 11 January 2021

The Honnold Foundation (HF) and Global Greengrants Fund are both fighting climate change at the grassroots level. We fuel climate movements built and mobilised by community leaders worldwide, directly supporting the people at the frontlines …

New report explores community philanthropy’s response to Covid-19 in Latin America

Alliance magazine 31 December 2020

A report from Ellas and the Global Fund for Community Foundations released recently looks at how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected Latin America’s national and regional capacities to meet a challenge – and where community …

Reaching youth with sexual health information in rural Zambia demands innovation

Mavis Banda 29 December 2020

Kalumba, 19, lives with his grandmother in a remote rural community on Mbabala island on Bangweulu, Zambia’s largest lake. He lost his parents at a young age. The island, located in Samfya district, is home …

Community counts

Marcy Kelley, Gabriela Boyer and Rebecca Nelson 1 December 2020

Valuing – and accounting for – what community groups bring to a grant can pay dividends in terms of its impact and sustainability Haiti has proved difficult terrain for international funders, with many development projects …

Help! I’m the only woman invited to speak on a panel

Regi 1 December 2020

All your confidential philanthropic queries answered Philanthropy confidential is your space to safely and anonymously get advice on ethical dilemmas in the sector. Tell Regi, our secret philanthropy correspondent with impeccable standing in the global …

WINGS Forum 2020: Focus not only on sharing generosity, but sharing power

Elika Roohi 26 November 2020

The 2020 annual WINGS forum was meant to happen in Nairobi, a celebration of the organisation’s 20th anniversary with their first conference in Africa. Of course, this year made other plans – so this week …

How belief systems propel philanthropic innovations in Asia

Denderah Rickmers and Amanda Kee 9 November 2020

Around the world, humanity is drawing on beliefs – religious, social, or cultural values – to guide us through what has been called ‘the new normal.’ This is particularly relevant in Asia, where at least 60 …

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

Boris Strečanský 30 October 2020

Read Part I of this series. In the 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 …

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 …