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New report reveals Big Society Capital made £90 million of new commitments in 2018

Alliance magazine 16 June 2019

Big Society Capital has released its latest Annual Review covering the year 2018, revealing £90 million of new commitments were made over the year. Alongside other investors, the organisation has also made £1.7 billion available …


Harnessing momentum to achieve progress for children & adolescents affected by HIV

Cecilia Kihara 13 June 2019

In a small town in Nigeria, 18-year-old Oluleye — Leye for short — is an orphan supporting her family through sex work. Often, she does not have condoms and, upon discovering she’s pregnant, she fears …


Shifting the power: when it comes to women’s rights it’s not (just) what you fund, it’s how and who you fund

Rebecca Hanshaw and Claire Hickson 12 June 2019

Against a backdrop of growing global threats to women’s rights, we are also witnessing a profound moment for progress. Women and girls are rising up, leading movements, and creating transformational change in their communities and …

Foundations partner to improve standards of care for children in Vietnam

Alliance magazine 10 June 2019

The Lorinet Foundation in partnership with the Octava Foundation, are providing funding to enable the rollout of a successful pilot led by OneSky, in supporting Early Childhood Development in the Hoa Khanh, Da Nang Industrial …

Healing is Justice: How funders respond

Shaena Johnson 9 June 2019

We’re at an important crossroads in this political moment. The rise of police brutality and the rampant increase of transphobic, anti-Black, and anti-immigrant violence are being met with a new generation of grassroots LGBTQI organizers …

Founders commit further $16 million to Freedom Fund

Alliance magazine 7 June 2019

The Freedom Fund announced the Fund’s three founders – Minderoo Foundation’s Walk Free initiative, Legatum Foundation and Humanity United – have recommitted a total of $16.2 million to the Freedom Fund’s anti-slavery work. Walk Free, …

Philanthropy in France is rapidly evolving according to national survey

Alliance magazine 21 May 2019

Philanthropy in France is a rapidly expanding sector according to a national survey on French foundations with more than one-third of the country’s 2,500 foundations currently in existence created after 2010. The findings are from …

What we can learn from the latest International Giving trends?

Amy McGoldrick 21 May 2019

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has now released almost ten years’ worth of data on giving behaviour via its World Giving Index (WGI). The findings of this index ignite conversations about giving and generosity in …

New publication invites funders to embrace feminist-led grantmaking

Alliance magazine 13 May 2019

Astraea Foundation have launched their new Feminist Funding Principles publication, which invites funders and philanthropy to engage in a thoughtful rigorous practice that acknowledges the power of purposeful, feminist-led grantmaking. The publication features 10 principles …

UNHCR unveils Refugee Zakat Fund

Alliance magazine 11 May 2019

The United Nations Refugee Agency has launched a new global structure that transforms UNHCR’s existing Zakat programme into a global fund aimed at aiding the most vulnerable displaced populations while meeting the needs of Islamic …