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New fund launched to tackle Europe’s most pressing social challenges

Alliance magazine 19 January 2020

The launch of the European Social Catalyst Fund (ESCF) has been announced, a new initiative designed to have a significant impact on some of Europe’s most pressing social challenges. The ESCF has been established and …


Minderoo Foundation to support community philanthropy in Western Australia

Alliance magazine 3 January 2020

The Minderoo Foundation – one of Australia’s largest philanthropic organisations – has made a three-year commitment to partner with Australia community Philanthropy (ACP) on ‘Supporting the development of community philanthropy in Western Australia’. The project comes under the …


Fit to fund: Who should pay to raise standards for good financial grant practice?

Michael Kilpatrick 27 December 2019

Funders have a right to expect that their nonprofit grantees have systems and structures in place to manage grants effectively and ethically. But does that right also imply that funders have a responsibility to invest …

Australian philanthropy needs more crowd power

Krystian Seibert 23 December 2019

Philanthropy’s ability to give up power will actually demonstrate the sector’s maturity, writes Krystian Seibert, who argues it’s time for Australian philanthropic organisations to move towards a more participatory grantmaking model. At Philanthropy Australia’s Philanthropy …

ABC Fund makes first investment, backing cocoa cooperative in Côte d’Ivoire

Alliance magazine 20 December 2019

The Agri-Business Capital Fund (ABC Fund) has made its first investment  in a cocoa cooperative based in Côte d’Ivoire – Socak Katana. This investment will help the cocoa farmers secure market access and revenue. The …

ABN AMRO launches online ‘charity check’ tool

Alliance magazine 19 December 2019

ABN AMRO has partnered with the Netherlands Fundraising Regulator (CBF) to develop a tool that helps donors check their charity and remove their greatest concerns about donating. According to research by ABN AMRO more than …

Tony Elumelu Foundation open 2020 applications for entrepreneurship programme

1 Alliance magazine 11 December 2019

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) will begin accepting applications for the 2020 cohort of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme on 1 January, 2020. The programme is open to entrepreneurs from across Africa, either with new startup …

Participatory grantmaking: can we afford not to do it?

Dr Stellah Wairimu Bosire, Rose Longhurst, Katy Love and Diana Samarasan 10 December 2019 For Subscribers

Participatory grantmaking is a promising way to practise a more just and equitable approach to philanthropy, though implementing it requires considerable readjustment of both attitudes and ways of working. In this article, we – practitioners …

Lloyds Bank Foundation relaunches grants programme for small and local charities

Alliance magazine 10 December 2019

Core funding grants worth up to £100,000 are now available for small and local charities through a new simplified, more flexible and transparent approach, Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has announced. The Foundation’s …

Paul Hamlyn Foundation announce recipients of £1.2 million Backbone Fund

Alliance magazine 9 December 2019

Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) has made grants totalling £1.2 million to six organisations in the latest round of the Backbone Fund. The recipients are: The Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition, Council for Wales …