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New coalition of 13 UK foundations to tackle diversity, equity and inclusion

Alliance magazine 14 October 2019

Thirteen foundations based in the UK, have made a commitment to tackle issues of diversity, equity and inclusion within the foundation sector and address the systemic inequalities which currently exist in the way foundations operate. …


Melinda Gates pledges $1 billion towards promoting gender equality

Alliance magazine 4 October 2019

Melinda Gates has pledged $1 billion to expanding women’s power and influence in the US over the next 10 years. The pledge will fund and grow female-focused programs through investment and incubation via Gates’s firm Pivotal …


New report calls on sector to take action on diversity, equity and inclusion

Alliance magazine 3 October 2019

The foundation sector is not sufficiently diverse and needs to take action to improve its own diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices, says the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF). In its new report Diversity, Equity …

Five days left to answer Alliance’s survey on gender pay gap perceptions

Alliance magazine 2 October 2019

Alliance has been running a survey over the last month around perceptions of the gender pay gap within philanthropy. This survey closes on Monday 7 October, and if you haven’t told us your thoughts already, we …

How to create gender justice in Africa

Ndana Bofu-Tawamba 3 September 2019 For Subscribers

Building movements is the key to supporting women’s rights across the continent and giving power to community activists Founded in 2001, Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa) is a pan-African and feminist fund which uses a rapid-response …

LGBTI human rights: pushing back against the push-back

Matthew Hart 3 September 2019 For Subscribers

A funders’ collaborative is mobilising grantmaker support for LGBTI rights advocates and communities facing hostility Global Philanthropy Project (GPP) is a collaboration of 19 funders and philanthropic advisers working to expand global philanthropic support to …

Australian Philanthropy Awards celebrates funders of local and international initiatives

Alliance magazine 28 July 2019

The recipients of the fifth annual Australian Philanthropy Awards have been recognised for supporting initiatives that make real change in the community, both locally and internationally. Awards were presented across seven categories: Leading Philanthropist, Best …

Diversity in foundations: experiences from both sides of the 2027 programme

Katie Boswell and Fatima Asif 20 July 2019

Katie Boswell, NPC’s Deputy Head of Funders When I first heard about the 2027 programme, it sounded truly exciting (if long overdue). The programme takes brilliant frontline workers from working-class communities and prepares them for …

Healing is the work

Dennis van Wanrooij 18 July 2019

Religious conservatism, closing spaces for civil society, the global gag rule and pushbacks against ‘gender ideology’. These are some – but certainly not all – of the barriers experienced by LGBTI people and sex workers …

Shifting the power: when it comes to women’s rights it’s not (just) what you fund, it’s how and who you fund

Rebecca Hanshaw and Claire Hickson 12 June 2019

Against a backdrop of growing global threats to women’s rights, we are also witnessing a profound moment for progress. Women and girls are rising up, leading movements, and creating transformational change in their communities and …