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Philanthropy confidential – September 2020

Alliance magazine 1 September 2020

All your confidential philanthropic queries answered Philanthropy confidential is your space to safely and anonymously get advice on ethical dilemmas in the sector. Tell Regi, our secret philanthropy correspondent with impeccable standing in the global …

In profile: Philanthropic investing

Alliance magazine 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

Foundations are actively using a greater range of their assets to pursue their underlying aims. These investments span a wide variety of form, purpose and recipient, a sample of which is featured here Foundations going …

Virtue signalling is not always a virtue: Conversation with Hewlett’s Larry Kramer and Ana Marshall

Danielle Walker Palmour 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

Guest editor Danielle Walker Palmour talks to Larry Kramer and Ana Marshall, respectively CEO and chief investment officer of the Hewlett Foundation, about why the foundation is investing its $10 billion endowment for the long …

Funders have to adapt to movements, not the other way round

Martin Modlinger 1 September 2020 For Subscribers

I keep wondering why especially larger funders are bent on creating movements, but are then baffled when movements actually emerge, often even without – or despite – larger funder engagement. Maybe many larger funders simply …

Giving for Covid-19 in first half of 2020 amounted to record-breaking $11.9 billion, but there are gaps

Elika Roohi 30 August 2020

$11.9 billion in funding has been given in response to the Coronavirus pandemic this year, according to a new report by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) and Candid. Of the record-breaking sum, proportionately very …

Clara Wu and Joe Tsai commit $50 million to racial justice work

Alliance magazine 26 August 2020

Alibaba Co-Founder Joe Tsai and wife Clara Wu have committed $50 million in support of efforts to advance social justice and equality. The Taiwanese-Canadian billionaires announced in a Social Justice Commitment Statement that their funds …

$1.4 million Active Communities Fund launched in Mexico to address effects of COVID-19

Alliance magazine 22 August 2020

Comunalia, the Alliance of Community Foundations in Mexico, and the Coca-Cola Foundation have partnered to launch a 32 million Mexican pesos ($1.4 million USD) Active Communities Fund that will work to address the effects of …

£1 million BAME-focused Phoenix Fund opens to applications

Alliance magazine 13 August 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund and Global Fund for Children have opened the Phoenix Fund, a £1 million emergency fund for Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities across England, to applicants. The Phoenix Fund is …

Alwaleed Philanthropies announces beneficiaries of housing and car grants programme

Alliance magazine 5 August 2020

Saudi funder Alwaleed Philanthropies has announced the beneficiaries of its ‘Housing and Car Grants’ programme, which aims to provide housing and transportation to low-income Saudi citizens. The ‘Housing and Cars Grants’ programme has been running …

Lily School of Philanthropy research finds community funds raised more than $1 billion for COVID relief across U.S.

Alliance magazine 4 August 2020

COVID-19 relief funds at local United Ways and community foundations across the United States raised more than $1 billion and distributed at least $589 million to financially vulnerable individuals and nonprofits leading the pandemic response …