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Azim Premji donates shares worth $7.5 billion to his foundation

Alliance magazine 22 March 2019

Billionaire Azim Premji made history this week as the most generous philanthropist in India. Nicknamed ‘India’s Bill Gates’, Premji pledged $7.5 billion to his foundation, the Azim Premji Foundation, which believes in a just, equitable, …

GlobalGiving celebrates 10th anniversary

Alliance magazine 18 March 2019

As a crowdfunding community for non-profits around the world, GlobalGiving celebrated the 10th anniversary of its United Kingdom office this year. Since 2008, GlobalGiving UK has raised nearly £10 million, with contributions from over 82,000 donors. …

New WOW Foundation for gender equality officially launched with support from Bloomberg

Alliance magazine 8 March 2019

The Women of the World (WOW) Foundation officially launched today at the WOW London 2019 festival to celebrate International Women’s Day. Founded by Jude Kelly in 2010, the WOW festival grew as a global movement …

360Giving launch data visualisation platform for deeper grantmaking insights

Alliance magazine 1 March 2019

Coinciding with Open Data Day, 360Giving is launching a free online platform called 360Insights where grantmakers who openly share their grants data can quickly see information on seven key areas, revealing how much they give …

Building partnerships and pooling resources for development

Jayapadma RV 22 February 2019

Funding resources are a crucial part of the work that Gram Vikas is able to do among rural communities. Over four decades, the organisation has received support from a range of organisations and individuals who …

The Skoll Foundation appoint Donald H. Gips as new CEO

Alliance magazine 19 February 2019

The Skoll Foundation board of directors have announced the appointment of former Ambassador to South Africa Donald H. Gips a CEO. Gips comes to the Skoll Foundation from the Washington, D.C. based Albright Stonebridge Group …

Call for UK foundations to adapt and meet needs of smaller organisations

Alliance magazine 17 February 2019

The Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) released a new report called Duty to Care? How to ensure grant-making helps and doesn’t hinder, exploring the practice of grant-making, especially as it affects small and medium-sized organisations. …

New study maps environmental funding by European Foundations

Alliance magazine 13 February 2019

The European Foundation Centre (EFC) launched the fourth edition of its mapping of environmental funding, a study into the state of European philanthropic funding for environmental issues.  The fourth edition covers 87 foundations and 4,093 …

Cambridge University receives £100 million gift from David and Claudia Harding Foundation

Alliance magazine 6 February 2019

Cambridge University announced an unprecedented £100 million donation from the David and Claudia Harding Foundation – the biggest single gift made to a university in the UK by a British philanthropist. Prof Stephen J Toope, …

Foundation Center and GuideStar join forces to become Candid

1 Alliance magazine 5 February 2019

Foundation Center and GuideStar today announced they have joined forces to become a new nonprofit entity named Candid – a global source of knowledge for the entire social sector. Candid will bring together the expertise …