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New study maps environmental funding by European Foundations

Alliance magazine 13 February 2019

The European Foundation Centre (EFC) launched the fourth edition of its mapping of environmental funding, a study into the state of European philanthropic funding for environmental issues.  The fourth edition covers 87 foundations and 4,093 …


Cambridge University receives £100 million gift from David and Claudia Harding Foundation

Alliance magazine 6 February 2019

Cambridge University announced an unprecedented £100 million donation from the David and Claudia Harding Foundation – the biggest single gift made to a university in the UK by a British philanthropist. Prof Stephen J Toope, …


Foundation Center and GuideStar join forces to become Candid

1 Alliance magazine 5 February 2019

Foundation Center and GuideStar today announced they have joined forces to become a new nonprofit entity named Candid – a global source of knowledge for the entire social sector. Candid will bring together the expertise …

DAFNE members elect new board of directors

Alliance magazine 3 February 2019

The Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) appointed a new Board of Directors during their General Assembly meeting in Dublin, Ireland. The new Board of Directors includes re-elected Chair Felix Oldenburg, Vice-Chair Magdalena Pękacka, …

Foundation funding is influencing reporting in international journalism

Alliance magazine 29 January 2019

Funding by private foundations is inadvertently changing the international journalism it supports, according to a new study led by the University of East Anglia (UEA). The study was conducted by Dr Martin Scott of UEA’s …

African Development Bank launches ambitious multi-sector plan to reduce stunting by 40 per cent

Alliance magazine 28 January 2019

In partnership with Big Win Philanthropy and Aliko Dangote Foundation, the African Development Bank has unveiled a new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan that aims at raising investments towards reducing stunting by 40 per cent in …

Hugh Green Foundation pledge $7.1 million for biomedical research technology hub in New Zealand

Alliance magazine 23 January 2019

The Hugh Green Foundation has pledged $7.1 million to build a biomedical research technology hub at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research. The Hugh Green Cytometry Centre will be a hub for the Malaghan Institute’s …

Programmes director at Gatsby Foundation killed in Nairobi security incident

Alliance magazine 17 January 2019

Gatsby Foundation has announced their Africa programmes director, Luke Potter, was killed in the recent security incident in Nairobi. Gatsby Foundation is one of the largest of the UK’s Sainsbury’s Charitable Trusts, chaired by Lord …

Room to breathe – the value of thinking space for small charities

Beth Clarke 10 January 2019

I spend a lot of time listening to small charity CEOs as programme manager for CAF Resilience, a pilot initiative supporting ten charitable organisations to be more resilient. The aim is not only to support …

As money moves offshore, new questions about how foundations invest their assets

Tate Williams 5 January 2019

Throughout philanthropy’s history, it’s drawn intermittent waves of intense criticism, and it certainly feels like we’re heading into one now. Outrage over wealth accumulation, an unbridled tech industry, money in politics and more is inspiring …