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Help! How do I convince funders to make endowment grants?

Regi 8 April 2021

Dear Regi,  I am an old timer in the foundation world, so I am intimately familiar with the inherent power imbalance in the funder-grantee relationship. I want to know how we can interest more foundations …


Ford commits $1bn to unrestricted grants for hundreds of organisation in BUILD initiative

Alliance magazine 7 April 2021

The Ford Foundation today announced an extension of its BUILD Initiative with a pledge of $1 billion. The expansion of the programme will allow it to serve up to 300 grantees with unrestricted funding. The …


The gift of being heard and working in partnership

Gwen Shivers and Pam Savoy-Weaver 5 April 2021

It can be easy to invest money in an attempt to fix problems. But money alone can’t build trust or change. That work starts with how you treat people. Fortunately, for the families of Detroit’s …

Creating the culture of giving in Ukraine

Eugenia Mazurenko 21 March 2021

Ukrainian social and charitable projects have made giant leaps over the past decade. Since 2014, Ukrainians have built a robust system of volunteer networks and charitable organizations that help the army, relieve poverty, and provide …

Denis Mizne: supporting vaccination, education, and leadership in Brazil

Elika Roohi 16 March 2021 For Subscribers

A year ago, the Lemann Foundation – a family foundation in Brazil that focuses on education and capacity-building – received an email from Oxford. It was proposing a partnership: would the Lemann Foundation help organise …

Business of Philanthropy: H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair

Alliance magazine 13 March 2021

In the latest 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 H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Chairman of …

How has global philanthropy changed month by month?

Social Innovation Exchange 3 March 2021

Over the coming months, SIX will be sharing our tracking and interrogation of how the discourse around philanthropy has shifted, or not, after the profoundly impactful events of 2020. We are looking for themes that …

Global Updates

Alliance magazine 2 March 2021

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the March 2021 issue of Alliance: The Americas US funders condemn political violence Indigenous communities combat Covid impact Women-led philanthropy’s ‘starring role’ Europe …

Business of Philanthropy: HRH Princess Lamia Bint Majed Saud AlSaud

Alliance magazine 25 February 2021

In the latest 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 HRH Princess Lamia Bint Majed Saud AlSaud, …

Compagnia di San Paolo announces €500 million, facility to manage DAFs

Alliance magazine 7 February 2021

The Italian foundation of banking origin Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo intends to allocate €500 million over the next four years tobenefit Northwestern Italy, as part of its 2021-24 strategic plan. The recently released plan …