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Chinese philanthropists make donation of 2,000 ventilators to New York possible

Alliance magazine 8 April 2020

The private foundations of two of China’s wealthiest technology entrepreneurs, Jack Ma and Joe Tsai, have donated 2,000 ventilators to New York state. The donation, which also includes 2.6 million masks and 170,000 goggles, was …


Reflections from Hong Kong: Opportunity amidst the COVID-19 crisis for a reset in philanthropies and mindsets

Philo Alto 7 April 2020

Although Asia’s initial outbreaks of COVID-19 overwhelmed parts of the region, many cities and countries quickly imposed strict measures that managed to dampen the virus spread – for now. As the coronavirus epicentre shifted west …


COVID-19 national funding platform launched for Australian philanthropies

Alliance magazine 5 April 2020

Australian Communities Foundation and Philanthropy Australia have launched the COVID-19 National Funding Platform to support a coordinated philanthropic funding response to the escalating crisis. The Platform is a central online directory that enables Australian philanthropic …

IDIS leads creation of emergency fund to strengthen public health system in Brazil during COVID-19 crisis

Alliance magazine 4 April 2020

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic worsening in Brazil, Instituto for the Development of Social Investment (IDIS) has led the creation of an ‘easy, fast and trustable’ way for Brazilian philanthropists to donate funds to projects …

How can philanthropists and foundations meaningfully and effectively coordinate COVID-19 response?

Cassie Robinson 1 April 2020

This is clearly a time for philanthropy and foundations to be proactive in how they support civil society. There is so much that is needed right now, from emergency response funding, efforts to do the …

How can funders help local charities through the COVID-19 outbreak?

Nicola Pritchard 31 March 2020

In a crisis like this, the places where we live become more important than ever. Most immediately, coordinating protection and support for the most vulnerable is the critical challenge for local charities, their funders, local …

CAF emergency fund to support struggling charities through coronavirus crisis

Alliance magazine 30 March 2020

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has launched an emergency fund for small charities and organisations as they battle the effects of the coronavirus. The CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund will offer one-time grants of up to …

Responding to the Coronavirus crisis – lessons from ACF’s Stronger Foundations initiative

Max Rutherford 27 March 2020

Over the last 18 months, the Association of Charitable Foundation’s Stronger Foundations initiative has sought to help UK-based charitable foundations identify and pursue excellent practice. During the course of 42 meetings, the last of which …

Social movements in times of pandemic: the moment for philanthropy has arrived

2 Romy Krämer, Graciela Hopstein and Halima Mahomed 26 March 2020

The global Corona pandemic might very well be the biggest crisis of our lifetime. The current situation has the potential to not only disrupt the status quo but to change our social, economic and political …

COVID-19 doesn’t need to slow you down

Kris Putnam-Walkerly 25 March 2020

In the past week, I’ve heard a dozen examples of philanthropists who dramatically slowed or halted their work because of cancelled trips or the need to work remotely. Assuming loved ones and colleagues are not …