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COVID-19: Dispatches from Pakistan

Ahmad Nadeem 24 April 2020

Like elsewhere in the world, Pakistan is also grappling with the gargantuan coronavirus pandemic. The Government’s containment measures have rendered the daily wagers and labour class at the brink of starvation as they are unable …

DAFNE and Alliance magazine announce members of PEXnews ‘sounding board’

Alliance magazine 15 April 2020

DAFNE and Alliance magazine have confirmed the members of the PEXnews ‘sounding board’ to contribute content and co-design the monthly newsletter that reflects on the most relevant news and developments from the European philanthropy sector. …

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fund factories for seven potential COVID-19 vaccines

Alliance magazine 10 April 2020

The first step in developing a vaccine for coronavirus lies with the scientists and researchers who are rapidly working to identify and test one that works. However, once there is a working vaccine, producing it …

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 …