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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

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 …

Wellcome Trust launch new strategy to address world’s biggest health threats

Alliance magazine 10 November 2020

The Wellcome Trust, the world’s fourth-largest foundation and one of the largest funders of global health, has announced its new strategy, which will focus on infectious diseases, mental health, and global heating. Speaking to Alliance …

ACF publishes recommendations for stronger practice for foundation chairs

Alliance magazine 24 October 2020

The Association of Charitable Foundations has published a new report highlighting recommendations for chairs of foundation boards. The report, 10 Pillars of Stronger Practice for Chairs of Foundation, builds on the six thematic reports that …

Saskia van den Dool appointed managing director of Adessium Foundation

Alliance magazine 23 October 2020

The Adessium Foundation Board has appointed Saskia van den Dool as its new Managing Director and Martijn Meijer as Director of Programmes. Both will take over their new roles on 1 November. Van den Dool …

Should corporate philanthropy be neutral?

8 Gwen Romack 23 October 2020

The paradox of neutrality doesn’t stop at the doors of giving platforms. Corporations must also examine how the donors and recipients on these platforms align with their corporate values. Consider a company that publishes an …

Philanthropy and Covid-19 survey: We want to hear from you!

Alliance magazine 13 October 2020

The impact of Covid-19 cannot be overstated; from our daily lives to global health infrastructure, everything has been halted, examined or changed. The effect upon civil society has been immediate, whilst simultaneously highlighting historic discriminations …

King Baudouin Foundation facilitates return of 15th century art

Alliance magazine 11 October 2020

American philanthropist Bill Middendorf has helped return a painting to its former home. A 15th century portrait of Spanish noble Francisco de Rojas by Hans Memling, a Dutch artist who also spent a portion of …

Foundation investments: Important to challenge popular beliefs

1 Rien van Gendt 7 October 2020

Recently Alliance magazine published a special issue that provides an inside perspective in the world of philanthropic investments, and I participated in a webinar organised by Alliance, that dealt with issues of transparency regarding the investment …