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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 …


Why do feminists continue to receive just 1% of all gender equality funding?

Esther Lever and Kasia Staszewska 21 November 2020

The answer lies, in part, in how funders fund. Feminist movements are key drivers of transformative and lasting change; the case for why they need more and better funding has been increasingly heard. Now, the …


Mental health, climate and disease: Wellcome’s Director of Strategy on tackling our big health threats

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 10 November 2020 For Subscribers

With an endowment of £26 billion, the UK’s Wellcome Trust is the fourth biggest foundation in the world. As one of the leading funders of global health, it has been at the forefront of efforts …

Wellcome’s new strategy to address world’s biggest threats to health

Alliance magazine 10 November 2020

The Wellcome Trust, the world’s fourth-largest foundation and one of the largest funders of global health, has announced its new strategy, which will focus on infectious diseases, mental health, and global heating. Speaking to Alliance …

Solutions for feeding minds

Ramesh Sachdev 29 October 2020

The first step in solving a major problem is getting the right people to pay attention. I was impressed by just how well Marcus Rashford MBE has done this for child food poverty in the …

The Neutrality Paradox and the shift from guilty capitalism

Anshulika Dubey 28 October 2020

Much of the conversation around the platform ‘Neutrality Paradox’ has focused on non-profit platforms. But what are the considerations for for-profit platforms, especially the ones at the convergence of technology, media and philanthropy? Can and …

Values-based giving: An unexpected outcome from Covid-19

1 Patrick Stewart 26 October 2020

By nature, Americans have always exhibited a significant level of philanthropy, showing again and again a willingness to support a broad range of causes. Historically this has been especially true during moments of national crisis. …

A role for philanthropy in governance and debate

Richard Dion 17 October 2020

This year’s presidential election season is showcasing the culture of debate that has taken hold of the United States. Yet governance doesn’t just require good debaters, it also requires the soft skills of compromise, dialogue …

WINGS, TechSoup to support Invest in People campaign

Alliance magazine 16 October 2020

The Invest in People campaign will launch on GivingTuesday, 1 December 2020, with support from WINGS and TechSoup. The campaign, which will highlight the struggles of the nonprofit sector during the pandemic, will run through …

Kellogg Foundation announces $90 million Racial Equity 2030 initiative amid year for record-breaking racial justice funding

Alliance magazine 13 October 2020

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation today announced Racial Equity 2030, a $90 million initiative calling for bold solutions to drive an equitable future for children, families, and communities around the world. ‘Racial Equity 2030 is an …