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Largest grantmaker in US channelling millions to discriminatory organisations, finds report

1 Alliance magazine 13 April 2022

The US’s largest grantmaker Fidelity Charitable has funded anti-Muslim, anti-LGBTQ, and anti-immigrant groups to the tune of millions of dollars over the past five years, according to research released by a group dedicated to unmasking …

Ariadne 2022 forecast predicts reconnection for the sector

Alliance magazine 9 April 2022

Ariadne Network has published the 2022 Forecast for European Social Change and Human Rights Funders. This year, the Network expects a period of reconnection to define the sector’s work, following two years of lockdown cycles. …

GivingTuesday report looks at global nonmonetary generosity

Alliance magazine 8 April 2022

A new report from GivingTuesday looks at the broad patterns of nonmonetary generosity around the world, exploring community care, mutual aid, and other types of informal giving across the US, Canada, Mexico, UK, Brazil, India, …

India’s wealthy give less than 1% to philanthropy

Alliance magazine 22 March 2022

According to the India Philanthropy Report 2022, produced by strategic philanthropy foundation Dasra and global consultancy firm Bain & Company, India’s ultra-rich amassed wealth during the pandemic but donated little. The research notes that the …

UK foundations failing at diversity, suggests new research

Charles Keidan and Elika Roohi 22 March 2022

An analysis of 100 foundations in the UK found that on average, most foundations have poor practice when it comes to diversity. This finding was published in Foundation Practice Rating, a detailed assessment of foundation …

Alliance digital event: Philanthropy for mental health

Alliance magazine 15 March 2022

Is philanthropy for mental health still in the shadows? Despite increased attention during the pandemic, mental health philanthropy is still lagging behind. Many explanations have been given for this: the difficulty of diagnosis, the stigma …

Perspectives for Brazilian philanthropists explore collaboration, community

1 Alliance magazine 15 March 2022

The Institute for Development of Social Investment (IDIS) has published Perspectives for Brazilian Philanthropy in 2022, a white paper that shares eight perspectives philanthropists in Brazil can apply to their giving. The perspectives include: More …

$5.9m mobilised for climate action in India

1 Alliance magazine 9 March 2022

The India Climate Collaborative, founded by notable Indian philanthropists to direct funding and visibility towards climate action, has mobilised ₹45 crores ($5.9 million USD) for climate and increased its domestic philanthropy base six-fold during the …

80% believe philanthropy should do more when it comes to reparations

Alliance magazine 5 March 2022

A new report from Grant Givers Movement, launched this week, looks at ethics in the philanthropy sector linked to the origins of wealth and grantmaking practice. ‘Ethics in Philanthropy’ captures the views of 166 individuals …

Now it’s getting exciting!

Natasha Mueller 1 March 2022 For Subscribers

Although it is seldom highlighted by the SDGs, good mental health is fundamental to many of the most significant challenges we face. There are positive signs that funders are catching on to this Many philanthropists …