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£1 million BAME-focused Phoenix Fund opens to applications

Alliance magazine 13 August 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund and Global Fund for Children have opened the Phoenix Fund, a £1 million emergency fund for Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities across England, to applicants. The Phoenix Fund is …


Latin America should turn to its women’s movements when rebuilding after COVID-19

1 Amalia Fischer 4 August 2020 For Subscribers

Feminism in Latin America is perhaps one of the most vibrant and enduring social movements in the world. Dating back more than 40 years, the organisation of women’s rights movements in Latin America has a …


What must be sacrificed in times of crisis

Leaha Wynn 28 July 2020

For centuries, philanthropy has aided society during times of crisis. At The Forum’s 2020 Annual Conference (virtually, this year), the ways philanthropy has mobilized to address the COVID-19 crisis was (unsurprisingly) a central theme. In …

2020 Forum Virtual Conference

Alliance magazine 28 July 2020

United Philanthropy Forum’s Virtual Conference brought together people from philanthropy associations and networks—philanthropy-serving organisations (PSOs) that play a key role in advancing, informing and supporting the field. This year organisations throughout the network highlighted their …

Taking action on anti-Black racism: A call for philanthropy

Alice Y. Hom 28 July 2020

These days it’s rare to leave a zoom webinar with wanting more but that’s the feeling I had with the 2o2o Forum Virtual Conference session, Taking Action on Anti-Black Racism: A Call for Philanthropy. The conversation …

Stop making us package and repackage racial equity and justice

Eleni Refu 27 July 2020

As a recent entrant to the world of PSOs after having spent some years in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors, I was particularly eager to learn more about the challenges PSOs face in advancing racial …

Funders must be agile, courageous and creative in COVID-19 times: How Mama Cash is supporting locally-rooted strategies amidst the global pandemic

Esther Lever and Susan Jessop 26 July 2020

In the early days of the pandemic, Mama Cash knew that our first job, as always, was to listen. We reached out to grantee-partners to ask what they were experiencing. We listened and we learned …

From tragedies to transformation: Using a racial justice lens in global grantmaking

Lori Villarosa 21 July 2020 For Subscribers

Systemic inequities, a global pandemic, and violence from both state and private actors have created the perfect storm. Black, Asian, Indigenous, migrant, Roma and racialised communities around the world have responded to the present moment …

Open Society Foundations pledges $20 million for racial equity causes

Alliance magazine 18 July 2020

The Open Society Foundations announced this week that it would be investing $220 million in efforts to achieve racial equality in America. Of the full sum, the foundation will invest $150 million in five-year grants …

Adapting to changing landscapes: How women, girls, trans, and intersex people are addressing COVID-19

Susan Jessop 13 July 2020

What Mama Cash is hearing from its partners around the world about their strategies for dealing with the global pandemic ‘We are putting self- and collective-care into practice and not losing hope that [the pandemic] …