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Inequality and infections: philanthropy must be a catalyst for changing power imbalances

Elika Roohi 5 January 2021 For Subscribers

When UCL Professor Sarah Hawkes founded Global Health 50/50, she and co-founder Kent Buse were interested in understanding how the global health system performed against its professed commitments to gender equity. Hawkes wasn’t surprised to …


Giving Pledge adds 13 new philanthropists

Alliance magazine 25 December 2020

The Giving Pledge announced this week that it had added 13 new signatories to its cause. The billionaires announced to be joining the Pledge include Stephen Schwarzman and William Gross, along with a number of …


$12 million award to fund solutions for long-term transformation in lives of refugees

Alliance magazine 18 December 2020

Lever for Change and ICONIQ Impact have announced the finalists for the $12 million Larsen Lam ICONIQ Impact Award, a competition launched earlier this year transform the lives of refugees around the world. The award …

$4 billion in four months: MacKenzie Scott’s unprecedented pace of philanthropy

Alliance magazine 17 December 2020

MacKenzie Scott is giving away her fortune at a pace not often seen in the philanthropy world. She has donated more than $4 billion in four months, after announcing $1.7 billion in gifts in July. …

Alliance webinar: Global health philanthropy – is it too much, or not enough?

Amy McGoldrick 15 December 2020

At $46 billion each year, philanthropy spends more on health-related issues than anything else. It’s one quarter of all grantmaking, and philanthropy has provided critical funding for vaccines, medical equipment, social welfare and global health …

Hewlett Foundation pledges $50 million to rethinking capitalism

Alliance magazine 14 December 2020

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation has announced a $50 million five-year pledge to help develop a ‘new intellectual paradigm to replace neoliberalism’. The Foundation is calling it the Economy and Society Initiative and hope …

Open Society Foundations urge reset of global health funding

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 8 December 2020

Health philanthropy leaders at the Open Society Foundations have called for a change of direction in global health funding which they say too often favours ‘private interests over public provision’. The Open Society Foundations’ Julia …

Register for our webinar on global health philanthropy – 10 Dec., 3pm GMT

Alliance magazine 3 December 2020

At £46 billion each year, philanthropy spends more on health-related causes than anything else. As the Covid-19 pandemic intensifies, philanthropy has provided critical funding of vaccine development, medical equipment, mutual aid, social welfare, and global …

Dr Tedros: There is great potential and need for philanthropy to partner with the global health field

Charles Keidan and Elika Roohi 1 December 2020

Alliance magazine exclusive – In a wide ranging and poignant interview, the Director-General of the World Health Organisation Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called on philanthropic foundations to advocate for increased investment in public health, …

How the public health system in Brazil was strengthened during the pandemic

Andrea Wolffenbuttel 22 November 2020

The story of an emergency fund structured in one week that raised $8 million. When I look back and see when the COVID-19 pandemic reached Brazil, I realize that everything was very fast. On the …