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According to need?

Patrick Saez, Simon Levine and Sara Pantuliano 6 December 2022 For Subscribers

Aid to crisis-stricken countries should be determined on the basis of need, yet politics and media interest continue to drive inequities in responding to humanitarian crises Did you know that a famine is now unfolding …


How are Chinese philanthropists contributing to education?

Angel Chiang and Irene Liu 22 November 2022

There has always been a deep and abiding history of philanthropic support for education in China. In Asia, education tops the type of projects that philanthropists tend to fund. While this is true in China …


Global human rights funding is up, but for certain regions and groups it has decreased

Elika Roohi 1 November 2022

Global funding for human rights is increasing, but grants are dispersed unevenly across the world, leaving major gaps in the field. A new report, out today, from Human Rights Funders Network and Candid found that …

Global climate giving jumps 25% but remains significantly short of need

Alliance magazine 31 October 2022

Philanthropic giving for climate change mitigation increased by 25 per cent in 2021, according to ClimateWorks Foundation’s annual Funding Trends report. Despite this sharp rise in giving, funding for climate still remains significantly short of …

Research: Financing extraction of natural gas in Africa has serious consequences

Alliance magazine 27 October 2022

A new report from the African Climate Foundations warns of the consequences of increasing Africa’s natural gas production. Africa holds significant natural gas resources, and substantial new discoveries have been made in the past decade. …

Alliance survey: tell us what you think!

Alliance magazine 18 October 2022

Alliance has launched our annual survey this week and we would love to hear your thoughts. From questions about your favourite content and our events to your opinion on the future of the magazine, we …

LGT’s Giving in the GCC event: Gulf philanthropy is focusing on long-term impact

Heba Abou Shnief 18 October 2022

A report by LGT Private Banking and the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School shows rising wealth in the GCC translating into more strategic philanthropic practices. And an expert …

A call to foundations: make it easier for charities to apply for funding

Caroline Fiennes 12 October 2022

The system by which charities apply to charitable foundations for funding is dreadful. When I ran an operational charity, I and the team spent far too long on it – often simply re-writing and re-formatting …

Members of Swiss foundation boards think they are diverse. New research shows they’re not.

Elika Roohi 11 October 2022

New research has found that on the boards of Swiss foundations: almost two third of trustees are men; less than five per cent of trustees are under the age of 40; and there is very …

A dramatic change in Ukraine’s culture of giving: the impact of Russia’s invasion

Eugenia Mazurenko 5 October 2022

The culture of giving in Ukraine – the focus of Zagoriy Foundation – has changed dramatically since Russia’s full-scale invasion. The change in the amount, quality and speed of help was evident to the whole …