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Funding and Grantmaking


Doing grant-making differently: what we’ve learned so far

Louise Henry 2 April 2024

When the Propel partners first began working together, we set out on a mission to do grant making differently. We knew this would mean unravelling and unlearning what we know about funding, in order to …

How nonprofits must cater for generational differences in legacy giving

Anna Turner 1 April 2024

Research released by Legacy Futures in the first quarter of this year revealed stark differences across generation cohorts in wealth, the age at which people reach life milestones, and their attitude towards legacy giving. Boomers …

Alliance editor debates mandatory payouts on ‘What Donors Want’ podcast

Alliance magazine 25 March 2024

Alliance Executive Editor, Charles Keidan, spoke with Rachel Stephenson Sheff and Emily Collins-Ellis of I.G. Advisors to debate whether mandatory minimum payout rates should be introduced for charitable foundations in the UK, on the latest …

Bringing a language justice mindset to our work

Prachi Patankar and Phoebe De Padua 25 March 2024

Practicing ‘language justice’ in our grantmaking is one way that funders can be more inclusive and address power relations in our work with partners. In an earlier article, we discussed why FJS believes that language …

Private philanthropy is a catalyst to bridge gaps in India’s growth

Rini Jincy Paul and Lekhya Reddy 20 March 2024

While India’s economic growth accelerates, the landscape of private philanthropy is growing steadily. However, a crucial question arises: Is the affluent segment giving in proportion to the escalating wealth? Dasra unveiled its India Philanthropy Report …

How leading funders build strong, resilient nonprofits in India

Pritha Venkatachalam, Shashank Rastogi and Aditi Sharma 12 March 2024

Chronic underfunding of nonprofits’ ‘true costs’– programme expenses, core administrative expenditures, organisational development investments, plus reserve funding – blunts the impact funders and nonprofits strive for. As a result, neither party lives up to its …

Philanthropy’s role building youth climate resilience in Somalia  

Abdinajib Hassan 8 March 2024

The immediate consequences of climate change have had a disproportionate impact on the youth of Somalia. Changes in weather patterns have resulted in heavy rains and flooding, thereby endangering the livelihoods and future of Somali …

Civil society grants announced amid backdrop of democratic renaissance

Shafi Musaddique 7 March 2024

Philanthropy’s involvement in bolstering civil society is growing.  Nine new grants, at a total of £2 million, have been announced by the UK-based Paul Hamlyn Foundation as it aims to make civil society more equitable …

Major philanthropist Jacob Rothschild dies aged 87

Shafi Musaddique 6 March 2024

Jacob Rothschild, a giant in the world of philanthropy, has died at the age of 87.  Synonymous with high finance, Rothschild’s love for the arts was arguably his most dedicated passion. His philanthropic projects were …

Working collectively is not an option – it’s an imperative

Asta Petkeviciute and Thaddeus Squire 5 March 2024 For Subscribers

Fiscal sponsorship stands at the threshold of a new era of growth and transformative potential for the civil society sector. It is evolving from a means for temporary projects and start-up organisations to access charitable …