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Prince Charles announces $100 million fund for empowering women in South Asia

Alliance magazine 14 February 2019

The Prince of Wales announced the launch of a $100m Outcomes Fund for women and girls across South Asia and its ambition to raise this fund over the next five years. The fund will support …


New study maps environmental funding by European Foundations

Alliance magazine 13 February 2019

The European Foundation Centre (EFC) launched the fourth edition of its mapping of environmental funding, a study into the state of European philanthropic funding for environmental issues.  The fourth edition covers 87 foundations and 4,093 …


Cambridge University receives £100 million gift from David and Claudia Harding Foundation

Alliance magazine 6 February 2019

Cambridge University announced an unprecedented £100 million donation from the David and Claudia Harding Foundation – the biggest single gift made to a university in the UK by a British philanthropist. Prof Stephen J Toope, …

Foundation Center and GuideStar join forces to become Candid

1 Alliance magazine 5 February 2019

Foundation Center and GuideStar today announced they have joined forces to become a new nonprofit entity named Candid – a global source of knowledge for the entire social sector. Candid will bring together the expertise …

Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief team up in £2.4 million Tech for Good programme

Alliance magazine 4 February 2019

Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief have announced a renewed three-year partnership, with £2.4 million in total funding for the Tech for Good programme. Running in 2017 and 2018, Tech for Good supports non-profit organisations …

Foundation funding is influencing reporting in international journalism

Alliance magazine 29 January 2019

Funding by private foundations is inadvertently changing the international journalism it supports, according to a new study led by the University of East Anglia (UEA). The study was conducted by Dr Martin Scott of UEA’s …

Can funders tackle homelessness?

Katie Boswell 25 January 2019

The UK is in the midst of a homelessness crisis. On a typical night 4,751 people sleep rough in England—an increase of 169 per cent since 2010—and we know that this is just the tip …

Hugh Green Foundation pledge $7.1 million for biomedical research technology hub in New Zealand

Alliance magazine 23 January 2019

The Hugh Green Foundation has pledged $7.1 million to build a biomedical research technology hub at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research. The Hugh Green Cytometry Centre will be a hub for the Malaghan Institute’s …

Tamil Nadu government unveil start-up and innovation fund

Alliance magazine 23 January 2019

The Tamil Nadu government has unveiled a new start-up fund worth approximately £27,000,000 as part of the new Tamil Nadu Startup and Innovation policy 2018-2023. The Tamil Nadu Startup and Innovation policy, aims to provide an …

World Bank Group launches $50 billion fund for five-year action plan on climate change

Alliance magazine 19 January 2019

This week, the World Bank Group (WBG) announced its five-year ‘Action Plan on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience’, set to commence at the end of June 2021. Under the new plan, average yearly funding has …