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Alliance event: Decolonising philanthropy

Amy McGoldrick 20 September 2022

Over the past few years, the term decolonising philanthropy has come to prominence. But what does it mean? Is it only applicable to those places where there is a legacy of European settlement imposed on …


New £3m fund for communities resisting racial injustice

Alliance magazine 19 September 2022

The Baobab Collective Fund is a new £3 million fund to grow, sustain, and strengthen Black and Global Majority communities that are resisting racial injustice in the UK. It will offer grants between £5,000 and …


Philanthropy is a model of preservation, not transformation. Here’s how to change that

Derek A Bardowell 8 September 2022

When entrepreneur Yvonne Field, founder of the Ubele Initiative, told me where her grounding as an activist came from, two things stood out. First, she learned from her elders, like campaigner Mavis Best, and she …

Decolonising Philanthropy: From conceptual apprehension to functional progress

Shonali Banerjee and Urvi Shriram 6 September 2022

Though the term is increasingly bandied around, what does ‘decolonising philanthropy’ mean and how does it work? Reading the term ‘decolonising philanthropy’ is likely to evoke mixed feelings. Some may feel energised or hopeful, while …

Peer Dialogue: Stepping into a new kind of power

Shonali Banerjee, Urvi Shriram and Edgar Villanueva 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

Renowned author, philanthropy expert and principal of Decolonizing Wealth Project and Liberated Capital, Edgar Villanueva explains to guest editors Shonali Banerjee and Urvi Shriram* why truth, reconciliation and repair are key concepts in decolonising philanthropy …

Community-driven solutions to the colonial mindset

Rati Forbes and Priti Kibe 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

The key to decolonising philanthropy is to build authentic partnerships with communities At Forbes Marshall, since the late 1960s – from the time of the foundation of our factories – we have lived the philosophy …

Where are Brazil’s civil society funders?

Maria Amalia Souza 6 September 2022 For Subscribers

MacKenzie Scott understood our needs in the fight to achieve social and environmental justice. We need Brazil’s philanthropists to do the same I’m starting this story with a heavy heart. Despite planning to bring new …

Beware the pitfalls of playing a blame game

Charles Keidan 6 September 2022

As philanthropists gain greater visibility, a wider philanthropic ecosystem is evolving to develop their practice and represent their interests. No doubt a major driver of this trend is a surge of wealth creation – and …

Adding evidence: What global grantmaking data tells about us funding for intersectional organising

Kellea Miller 5 September 2022

Spoiler: philanthropy is not living up to its ideals Within the field of human rights philanthropy, we have spent much of the last decade asking how we can break down silos and move money to …

Interview: Philanthropy Together’s Tyeshia Wilson says ‘take action now’

Elika Roohi 1 September 2022

Tyeshia Wilson is the Director of Engagement at Philanthropy Together and a Founding Member of HERitage Giving Fund in Houston, Texas. HERitage is one of the first African American giving circles in Texas that fund …