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Philanthropy and the coronavirus crisis: Making the shift towards a preventive model

Diane Alalouf-Hall, Jean-Marc Fontan and David Grant-Poitras 13 April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has provoked an unprecedented state of emergency in Quebec, Canada, and the rest of the world. Reassuringly, we are also witnessing a wave of solidarity, mutual aid and generosity that rises to …

What are people thinking during COVID-19 in terms of giving?

Susan Pinkney 12 April 2020

Susan Pinkney, CAF’s Head of Research, looks at what the latest research is telling us. How are charities and the act of giving being viewed during the coronavirus pandemic? With much of the world in …

How a crisis can become an opportunity

Madeleine Clarke 11 April 2020

The spread of the COVID-19 virus across Europe and globally effects everyone regardless of age, gender, race or wealth. However, our most vulnerable and disadvantaged citizens are most at risk and likely to be worst …

Chinese philanthropists make donation of 2,000 ventilators to New York possible

Alliance magazine 8 April 2020

The private foundations of two of China’s wealthiest technology entrepreneurs, Jack Ma and Joe Tsai, have donated 2,000 ventilators to New York state. The donation, which also includes 2.6 million masks and 170,000 goggles, was …

Reflections from Hong Kong: Opportunity amidst the COVID-19 crisis for a reset in philanthropies and mindsets

Philo Alto 7 April 2020

Although Asia’s initial outbreaks of COVID-19 overwhelmed parts of the region, many cities and countries quickly imposed strict measures that managed to dampen the virus spread – for now. As the coronavirus epicentre shifted west …

COVID-19 national funding platform launched for Australian philanthropies

Alliance magazine 5 April 2020

Australian Communities Foundation and Philanthropy Australia have launched the COVID-19 National Funding Platform to support a coordinated philanthropic funding response to the escalating crisis. The Platform is a central online directory that enables Australian philanthropic …

IDIS leads creation of emergency fund to strengthen public health system in Brazil during COVID-19 crisis

Alliance magazine 4 April 2020

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic worsening in Brazil, Instituto for the Development of Social Investment (IDIS) has led the creation of an ‘easy, fast and trustable’ way for Brazilian philanthropists to donate funds to projects …

How can philanthropists and foundations meaningfully and effectively coordinate COVID-19 response?

Cassie Robinson 1 April 2020

This is clearly a time for philanthropy and foundations to be proactive in how they support civil society. There is so much that is needed right now, from emergency response funding, efforts to do the …

How can funders help local charities through the COVID-19 outbreak?

Nicola Pritchard 31 March 2020

In a crisis like this, the places where we live become more important than ever. Most immediately, coordinating protection and support for the most vulnerable is the critical challenge for local charities, their funders, local …

CAF emergency fund to support struggling charities through coronavirus crisis

Alliance magazine 30 March 2020

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has launched an emergency fund for small charities and organisations as they battle the effects of the coronavirus. The CAF Coronavirus Emergency Fund will offer one-time grants of up to …