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Alliance partners with global women’s empowerment campaign, SHE IS MORE 2022

Alliance magazine 17 August 2022

Alliance magazine has partnered with IIX Foundation and its annual flagship programme, SHE IS MORE 2022, to celebrate women and youth through art. This global art competition invites young artists across the world to share …


Norwegian Refugee Council wins $2.5m Hilton Humanitarian Prize

Alliance magazine 14 August 2022

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded its $2.5 million Hilton Humanitarian Prize to the Norwegian Refugee Council, an organisation working in more than 35 countries to support people forced to flee their homes. The …


Philanthropy can’t wait any longer, it needs to decolonise aid now

Patricia McIlreavy 10 August 2022

Every sector grapples with its own issues and challenges, often publicly and not always productively. Despite commonalities in purpose, principles and values among its many actors, the international humanitarian sector is no different. For more …

Decolonising ourselves to decolonise philanthropy

Cristal Campillay Alarcón and Paula Riedemann Fuentes 9 August 2022 For Subscribers

On situated knowledge, locus of enunciation, and other migrations – the story of Spain’s Calala Fondo de Mujeres We are a group of diverse women who understand ourselves as a mixed foundation. We are natives …

Centring pan-African philanthropies amid the shifting global socio-political and economic order

Halima Mahomed and Ndana Bofu-Tawamba 9 August 2022

There is no question that we are living in unprecedented times. The past three years, marked by the onset of Covid-19, were an era on its own. While a global challenge, the notion of the …

Sri Lanka crisis: Philanthropies stepping up but more needed urgently, says UN

Alliance magazine 6 August 2022

People in Sri Lanka have been struggling with daily power cuts, inflation of more than 50 per cent, and shortages of basics, such as fuel, food, and medicines. These crises led to widespread protests in …

Cambridge study: Strategic philanthropy doing well in Saudi Arabia

Alliance magazine 4 August 2022

Giving in Saudi Arabia has been highlighted as a noteworthy example of strategic philanthropy by a new report from the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. ‘Systems Change in …

‘Invest in things that are uncertain’: Stefan Germann says shake it up

Elika Roohi 2 August 2022 For Subscribers

Switzerland’s Fondation Botnar has a mission familiar to the foundation world: improving the health of youth people. But the foundation’s specific focus is the inclusion of youth voices and the equitable use of artificial intelligence …

Healing ourselves: Philanthropy’s role in building global reconstructive surgical capacity

1 Dr Seif Nuru 1 August 2022

A few years ago, an 8-year-old boy named Jonah arrived at my hospital in Itigi, Tanzania. As a toddler, Jonah’s right arm was horribly burned while his mother was cooking over an open fire, and …

Prince Charles accepted £1m from bin Laden’s brothers, funnels it into his philanthropies

Alliance magazine 1 August 2022

The heir to the British throne accepted £1 million from the family of Osama bin Laden which was then deposited into the accounts of the Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation (PWCF), the Sunday Times has …