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New coalition of 13 UK foundations to tackle diversity, equity and inclusion

Alliance magazine 14 October 2019

Thirteen foundations based in the UK, have made a commitment to tackle issues of diversity, equity and inclusion within the foundation sector and address the systemic inequalities which currently exist in the way foundations operate. …


Marcus Walton appointed as new President and CEO of GEO

Alliance magazine 13 October 2019

Marcus Walton was recently appointed President and CEO of GEO and brings over a decade of experience to his new position. He specializes in operationalizing conceptual frameworks, racial equity facilitation and training, leadership and management …


UK foundations increase giving in 2019 despite fall in income

Alliance magazine 10 October 2019

Almost two-thirds of the top 300 foundations increased their grant-making in real-terms in 2017/18. However, the majority of those increasing their grant-making also experienced a fall in their income, assets, or both, according to the …

Frank Aswani announced as new CEO of AVPA

Alliance magazine 5 October 2019

Frank Aswani has assumed his position as the new African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA) CEO.  Aswani is expected to bring considerable social and private sector experience to AVPA. His experience includes serving as vice president …

New report calls on sector to take action on diversity, equity and inclusion

Alliance magazine 3 October 2019

The foundation sector is not sufficiently diverse and needs to take action to improve its own diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practices, says the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF). In its new report Diversity, Equity …

£10m funding from Wolfson for adolescent mental health research

Alliance magazine 3 October 2019

The Wolfson Foundation recently gave £10 million for the establishment of The Wolfson Centre for Young People’s Mental Health, a research centre that will be housed at Cardiff University. University experts have planned to work …

Gates Cambridge scholars urge Gates Foundation to revoke Global Goal award for Modi

Alliance magazine 24 September 2019

Gates Cambridge Scholars have issued an open plea for the withdrawal of the Global Goals Award from Indian Prime minister, Narendra Modi. The award is being given by the Gates Foundation in recognition of its …

C Summit 2019

Alliance magazine 24 September 2019

Alliance magazine is proud to have been a media partner at the first ever C Summit in Munich, Germany. Over 150 corporate foundations and social investors from 17 countries gathered at the 1st European Corporate Philanthropy and …

Small Donors, big thinking

Kris Putnam-Walkerly 19 September 2019

How small investors can change the world ‘Small but mighty’ is a phrase we’ve seen applied time and again to describe something that seems too little to notice but that packs a wallop when it …

Al Ghurair Foundation announce grantees of £5.5 million Refugee Education Fund

Alliance magazine 19 September 2019

The Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund announced its grantees for their second round of funding, following the end of the inaugural round in 2018. Eight grantees were selected from Jordan, Lebanon and the …