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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 …


Responding to the Coronavirus crisis – lessons from ACF’s Stronger Foundations initiative

Max Rutherford 27 March 2020

Over the last 18 months, the Association of Charitable Foundation’s Stronger Foundations initiative has sought to help UK-based charitable foundations identify and pursue excellent practice. During the course of 42 meetings, the last of which …


Social movements in times of pandemic: the moment for philanthropy has arrived

Romy Krämer, Graciela Hopstein and Halima Mahomed 26 March 2020

The global Corona pandemic might very well be the biggest crisis of our lifetime. The current situation has the potential to not only disrupt the status quo but to change our social, economic and political …

COVID-19 doesn’t need to slow you down

Kris Putnam-Walkerly 25 March 2020

In the past week, I’ve heard a dozen examples of philanthropists who dramatically slowed or halted their work because of cancelled trips or the need to work remotely. Assuming loved ones and colleagues are not …

Facing the global pandemic: Dispatches from Alliance’s global editorial advisory board

Alliance magazine 24 March 2020

This has been an extraordinary and terrifying week as countries around the world face up to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, we have repurposed a conversation between a global group of members from …

COVID-19: Dispatches from around the world published in latest Alliance extra

Alliance magazine 24 March 2020

In this week’s free-to-read Alliance extra, a global group of members from the Alliance editorial advisory board have shared updates highlighting what philanthropy needs to do on the frontlines of the crisis. In total, 11 members …

COVID-19: Dispatch from Brazil

Marcos Kisil 22 March 2020

While I am writing, Brazil’s Health Ministry reports that there are 621 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country spread across 17 states. Unsurprisingly, the states with Brazil´s two biggest cities are home to the …

Over 100 foundations pledge flexible funding to grantees in wake of COVID-19 crisis

Alliance magazine 21 March 2020

More than 100 major US-based and international foundations pledged their commitment to more flexible funding to help grantee partners meet emergency needs prompted by the COVID-19 crisis. The pledge is spearheaded by the Ford Foundation, …

Donations to World Health Organisation top $30 million

Alliance magazine 20 March 2020

Over $30 million has been pledged the World Health Organisation (WHO) via special fund in the wake of the COVID 19 pandemic. The fund is being co-ordinated by the United Nations Foundation and Swiss Philanthropy …

Dispatch from Milan: Fondazione Cariplo vs COVID-19

Dario Bolis and Patricia Frias 19 March 2020

Despite our headquarters having been closed since 9 March, the Boards and Staff of Fondazione Cariplo are carrying on with their work relentlessly. Extraordinary measures have been taken to provide additional support to the most …