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Business of Philanthropy: Azim Premji, Founder Chairman of Wipro

Alliance magazine 25 July 2021

In a recent episode of the Business of Philanthropy, Badr Jafar, Emirati philanthropist and Founding Patron of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge speaks with Azim Premji, Founder Chairman of Wipro. …


Awards recognise innovative work responding to natural disasters in Asia

Alliance magazine 23 July 2021

A Singapore-based organisation, EcoWorth Tech, and the Simson Center from the United States have been announced as winners of the 2021 SAFE STEPS Disaster Tech Awards. The Awards, organised by the Prudence Foundation and the …


Grantmaking reform is up for grabs; here’s how to make it stick

Gemma Bull and Tom Steinberg 21 July 2021

The cat is out of the bag, and the horse has long since bolted. The fact that the profession of grantmaking needs reform is now no longer a secret whispered at the edges of conferences …

An existential crisis or moment of opportunity: philanthropy in the US and Canada

Annmarie McQueen 20 July 2021

Over the past year and a half, the United States has reckoned with the pandemic, a breakdown of race relations, rising wealth inequality, the looming threat of climate change and a disorderly transition of power. …

The grantmaking practices we need

Cassie Robinson 21 June 2021

I’ve been thinking a lot about grantmaking as a practice, and in particular what kinds of practices we need to steward what Arundhati Roy talks of here – ‘Another world is not only possible, she …

MacKenzie Scott’s latest round of gifts prioritises philanthropy infrastructure

Elika Roohi and Charles Keidan 16 June 2021

MacKenzie Scott has announced her latest round of financial gifts – this time allocating $2.7 billion to almost 300 organisations. Among the groups receiving grants are many U.S. philanthropy ecosystem and infrastructure bodies, which Scott …

1,000 days to make a difference

José Luiz Setubal and Marcos Kisil 1 June 2021

Structural racism in Brazil defines the life and health of its Afro-descendant population from childhood onwards. One foundation has set out to change that Over the past three decades, scientific research has confirmed that the …

Leaving it to trust

1 Pamala Wiepking 1 June 2021

Unrestricted funding has been more talked about than practised by foundations. A new professorship in the Netherlands aims to get to the bottom of what its benefits – and its drawbacks – really are Recent …

Global Updates

Alliance magazine 1 June 2021

This is our round-up of philanthropy news around the world featured in the June 2021 issue of Alliance: The Americas Cross-racial network targets climate justice groups Bezos Earth Fund recruits senior personnel Latimpacto study illuminates …

Uprooting racism in grantmaking

1 Jane Tanner, Kamna Muralidharan and Kate Hitchcock 17 May 2021

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Jane Tanner, Kamna Muralidharan, and Kate Hitchcock reflect on key learnings from some uncomfortable conversations about racism among European foundations, led by Healing Solidarity. We had the opportunity to participate in …