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Why local philanthropy must be included in the Levelling Up agenda

Rosemary Macdonald 27 May 2022

This month, the Queen’s speech unveiled the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill. The Bill will set out the Government’s proposals to reform the planning system. But what remains unclear is the role that philanthropy will play …

Listening for radically different funding realities and environmental justice

4 Tariro Tandi 22 May 2022

This year’s Commission of the Status of Women (CSW)’s theme was ‘Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls in the context of climate change, environmental and disaster risk reduction policies and …

Alliance digital event: Levelling the global playing field

Annmarie McQueen 17 May 2022

Sociologists have theorised that the best time to understand something is when it’s disrupted. So, what can we learn about the relationships in global philanthropy, following the disruption that years of health, justice, and climate …

Funding programme will support feminist, community activists in Latin America

Alliance magazine 5 May 2022

Community, feminist, and transgender-led NGOs based in Brazil, Bolivia, Mexico, Paraguay, and Peru, working to respond to risks and challenges of socio-environmental conflicts are eligible for grants of up to $8,000 in a new funding …

‘Here we are, we got it, let’s go’: Speaking with Silicon Valley Community Foundation CEO Nicole Taylor

Elika Roohi 26 April 2022

When Nicole Taylor assumed the role of Silicon Valley Community Foundation CEO in 2018, it was following a scandal about the organisation’s toxic working environment and a tough rebuilding job was in front of her. …

Funding a movement-led approach to end gender violence in Perú

Chrissy Cattle, Rebecca Hanshaw and Fabiola Quesada-Andrade 19 April 2022

How do you make a difference on the other side of the world? In 2021, the Old Dart Foundation (ODF) embarked on a bold new partnership with Global Fund for Women, investing in a movement-led …

What philanthropy can learn from social movements if we really listen

Annie Hillar and Katrin Wilde 28 March 2022

What if funders approached grantmaking in the way social movement leaders approach their most pressing challenges? In environments defined by uncertainty, movement leaders assume that even the best-laid plans will encounter sudden storms, impasses, and …

The care gap

Raj Mariwala 1 March 2022 For Subscribers

In low- and middle-income countries particularly, the provision of mental health services is inadequate to address the spectrum of mental health issues Globally over a billion people are living with a mental disorder and 80 …

Strengthening young people’s mental well-being

Theodoros Chronopoulos, Deborah Diedericks and Eva Roca 1 March 2022

Adolescence can be a critical time for mental health, especially in challenging circumstances. Funders who work with young people – on any issue – can help At EMpower, we partner with organisations in emerging market …

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 …