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Rockefeller Foundation forms new commission to end energy poverty

Alliance magazine 19 September 2019

Rockefeller Foundation announced the launch of ‘The Global Commission to End Energy Poverty’ (GCEEP), to address the lack of access to electricity for almost a billion people across the world, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. The …

Businesses are from Mars and Foundations are from Venus – or are they?

Sophie Hersberger 13 September 2019

A brief report of the first C-Summit, co-organized by the Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe (DAFNE) and the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA), and hosted by the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt in Munich. ‘The …

The evolving role of corporate foundations in the innovation space

Daniel Nowack 13 September 2019

As part of DAFNE’s and EVPA’s C-Summit, a breakout session dealt with the evolving role of foundations in the innovation space. The fishbowl session focused on how corporate foundations could inspire innovation and included contributions …

South Asian Americans in philanthropy urge Gates Foundation to rescind award for Modi

Alliance magazine 12 September 2019

South Asian Americans in philanthropy have called on the Gates Foundation to withdraw their award for MP Narendra Modi, arguing that the decision to honour him amid heightened levels of violence, exclusion, and discrimination faced …

Major US funders agree to address chronic underfunding of their grantees

Alliance magazine 6 September 2019

The presidents of the Ford, Hewlett, MacArthur, Open Society, and Packard foundations have agreed to experiment with new practices to alleviate the chronic underfunding of their grantees.  Led by presidents of the Ford, Hewlett, MacArthur, …

10 things on my mind as a funder

Cassie Robinson 27 August 2019

Yesterday I had the pleasure of doing a phone interview – or more informal chat – with a senior person working in another Foundation as part of scoping out their future strategy. She asked me …

British Heart Foundation appoints Dr Kirstine Knox as new Director of Philanthropy

Alliance magazine 22 August 2019

Dr Kirstine Knox, from the University of Oxford has just been appointed as the British Heart Foundation’s new Director of Philanthropy. Dr Knox will be working alongside Jane Porter, Global Principal Gifts Director, in leading …

Achates ambassadors launch new bursaries for UK arts organisations

Alliance magazine 20 August 2019

The Achates Philanthropy Prize has introduced the Achates Philanthropy Prize Ambassadors, a newly-established group of experienced arts professionals, who are launching the first-ever Achates Bursaries giving five UK arts organisations a bespoke masterclass to support …

Lenka Setkova appointed Chief Executive of the Fidelity International’s Charitable Foundations

Alliance magazine 17 August 2019

Fidelity International has announced the appointment of Lenka Setkova to the role of Chief Executive of its two charitable foundations: the Fidelity UK Foundation and the Fidelity International Foundation. In her new role, Lenka will …

Guiding family foundations for effective philanthropy

Suzanty Sitorus 14 August 2019

Along with their increasing wealth, many families who own business empires in Indonesia set up a foundation to carry out their philanthropic mission. In recent years, the second and third generations of some of the …