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Aid spending in Africa must be African-led – it needs a Black Lives Matter reckoning

Dedo Baranshamaje and Katie Bunten-Wamaru 25 January 2021

If we use this pivotal moment to shift funding to grassroots groups we could unlock transformational change. While the US continues to reckon with its long-simmering struggle against racial injustice, it is important to remember …


What big liberal philanthropy can no longer afford to ignore

Eric K. Ward 20 January 2021

How will big liberal philanthropy react to the 6 January attack on the U.S. Capitol? The following day Ryan Schlegel of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy tweeted, ‘My money is on ‘stunned silence’ then …


Resourcing racial justice means risk is no longer racialised

Nusrat Faizullah and Farzana Khan 6 January 2021

Resourcing Racial Justice was created in the UK as an emergency response to the pandemic. As a group of people of colour that were activists, innovators and artists we knew ahead of the figures that …

Alliance webinar: Global health philanthropy – is it too much, or not enough?

Amy McGoldrick 15 December 2020

At $46 billion each year, philanthropy spends more on health-related issues than anything else. It’s one quarter of all grantmaking, and philanthropy has provided critical funding for vaccines, medical equipment, social welfare and global health …

Taking to the streets: How will social movements change human rights advocacy?

Regan Ralph 10 December 2020

This year, the power of people has been on display in streets and squares around the world – from Minsk and Lagos to Minneapolis and Bangkok. Frustrated and fed-up, hundreds of thousands of people have …

Philanthropy confidential – December 2020

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 …

Mellon Foundation commits $250 million to Monuments Project

Alliance magazine 25 October 2020

The Mellon Foundation has announced the Monuments Project, a five-year, $250 million commitment to support efforts to recalibrate the assumed centre of the America national narrative to include those who have been denied historical recognition. …

Environmental justice demands more

Tina Johnson 15 October 2020

Environmental justice is not a single-issue movement – it is impossible for it to be, due to the multiple environmental, social, racial and economic, climate and health issues faced by and in the Black community. …

Kellogg Foundation announces $90 million Racial Equity 2030 initiative amid year for record-breaking racial justice funding

Alliance magazine 13 October 2020

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation today announced Racial Equity 2030, a $90 million initiative calling for bold solutions to drive an equitable future for children, families, and communities around the world. ‘Racial Equity 2030 is an …