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Two years after 2020’s global movement for racial justice, where are we now?

Lori Villarosa, Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan, Tynesha McHarris and Fernanda Lopes 24 May 2022 For Subscribers

‘The story of philanthropy since the global protests for racial justice in the summer of 2020 should be understood in the context of the prior decade, if not the past 20 years’, said Lori Villarosa, …


Listening for radically different funding realities and environmental justice

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 …

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

Elika Roohi 26 April 2022 For Subscribers

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. …

Intersectional environmentalism: How foundations simultaneously address race and climate

2 Jake Safane 4 April 2022

Conserving natural spaces. Cleaning up waterways. Reducing the use of fossil fuels. At first glance, all of these areas may seem to just be environmental issues. Yet foundations (among many others) are increasingly advocating with …

UK foundations failing at diversity, suggests new research

Charles Keidan and Elika Roohi 22 March 2022

An analysis of 100 foundations in the UK found that on average, most foundations have poor practice when it comes to diversity. This finding was published in Foundation Practice Rating, a detailed assessment of foundation …

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 …

Help! How can I hold my foundation accountable?

Veritas 1 March 2022

Dear Veritas, I work for a foundation that, like so many others, made commitments to diversity and racial justice during the summer of 2020. However, I’m finding that not much has changed – both with …

Business of Philanthropy: Darren Walker

Alliance magazine 27 February 2022

In a recent episode of the Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge speaks with Darren Walker, President of the Ford …

Alliance digital event: A global conversation on the future of philanthropy

Annmarie McQueen 15 February 2022

What does the future of philanthropy look like? Over 2021, as a part of Alliance magazine’s special 25th-anniversary celebrations, we explored that question through six special digital events across Africa, the Arab region, Asia & …