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What big liberal philanthropy can no longer afford to ignore

Eric K. Ward 20 January 2021

How will big liberal philanthropy react to the 6 January attack on the U.S. Capitol? The following day Ryan Schlegel of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy tweeted, ‘My money is on ‘stunned silence’ then …


Balancing today with tomorrow

Angela Kail 13 January 2021

When Covid first hit, foundations were generous in putting out more money fast to help charities respond. But as another wave washes over Europe, it’s clear this crisis is nowhere near past us. We are …


Over 150 funders condemn American political violence in open letter

Alliance magazine 12 January 2021

Following the political violence in the United States Capitol building, over 150 philanthropic foundations and institutions have signed a statement condemning the rioting and calling on leader to protect democracy and ‘get back to the …

McKnight Foundation names Tonya Allen as President

Alliance magazine 22 December 2020

The McKnight Foundation has announced that Tonya Allen will join the Foundation as president, effective 1 March 2021. Allen comes to McKnight as a ‘distinguished leader in philanthropy’, said the Foundation in a recent statement. …

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors appoints Nigeria programme director, two other executives

Alliance magazine 18 December 2020

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors has appointed three top executives – Henrietta Bankole-Olusina, programme director; Adedeji Oguntonade, payments director and Segilola Adeola, senior advisor – to support efforts to increase financial inclusion of vulnerable communities in Nigeria. …

WHO Foundation appoints Anil Soni first CEO

Alliance magazine 9 December 2020

The World Health Organisation Foundation has appointed Anil Soni as its CEO. Soni, who will start in January, will be the inaugural CEO of the independent grant-making agency. He plans to accelerate the Foundation’s work …

Lankelly Chase announces new trustees

Alliance magazine 3 December 2020

The Lankelly Chase Foundation has appointed five new Trustees to its Board of Directors. ‘Each brings an incredible track record of integrating and activating their learned, lived, and practice experience to tackle systems of injustice …

Q&A: Gerard van Breen on eating disorders and mental health

Alliance magazine 1 December 2020

Eating disorders are a serious mental health issue which has been exacerbated by confinement during the pandemic. Alliance talks to Dutch business leader and philanthropist Gerard van Breen who has helped set up a Netherlands-based …

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation opens European headquarters in The Hague

Alliance magazine 18 November 2020

The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation opened its European headquarters recently with an office located in The Hague, Netherlands. The opening of the European office was accompanied by an announcement of an $80 million fund to …

Mental health, climate and disease: Wellcome Trust’s Director of Strategy on tackling our big health threats

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 10 November 2020 For Subscribers

With an endowment of £26 billion, the UK’s Wellcome Trust is the fourth biggest foundation in the world. As one of the leading funders of global health, it has been at the forefront of efforts …