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My three takeaways from the Losing Control Network Event

23 March 2020

On Wednesday March 4 2020, funders, commissioners and local organisations from multiple sectors came together at The Abbey Centre in Westminster to re-imagine what supporting the process and practice of social change could be, not …


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

and 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 …

Four lessons learned from COVID-19 and how they are applicable to the fight against climate change

19 March 2020

As we write this, cities across the globe are becoming ghost towns as public spaces, schools, businesses, and places of worship close their doors to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Along with carbon emissions and …

How should philanthropists respond to the coronavirus?

18 March 2020

Covid-19 creates unprecedented challenges for all of us, and it is likely that everyone in the UK will be touched by it in some way before we reach a new normal. Our instinctive response to …

Alliance magazine partner with DAFNE to deliver PEXNews

Alliance magazine 18 March 2020

Alliance magazine and DAFNE have established a partnership to publish and deliver the newly branded Philanthropy Europe newsletter – PEXnews. PEXnews is a monthly newsletter previously published by DAFNE that reflects trends and developments in …

Flexibility and freedom of foundation funding can boost third sector during Coronavirus crisis

Dejon Sipes 17 March 2020

Let’s trust in the third sector to protect the most vulnerable. Sometimes nightmares come true, and dystopian futures only seen in books and movies become a reality. Today our attention is on the victims and …

London Funders Alliance pledge to support grantees affected by coronavirus

Alliance magazine 14 March 2020

An alliance of funders from across sectors has come together to sign a joint statement pledging to offer support to civil society groups affected by the coronavirus outbreak.   Coordinated by London Funders – the …

Calouste Gulbenkian announce €1 million prize to reward innovation in tackling climate crisis

Alliance magazine 12 March 2020

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation recently announced a €1 million prize to reward outstanding work in climate change mitigation and adaptation.  The Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity will be awarded annually and will aim to recognise people, groups of people and/or …

#NextPhilanthropy: What have we learned, and what’s next in global philanthropy?

Waylon Turcotte 10 March 2020

The end of February saw Alliance hosting Next Philanthropy’s first ever London event, amidst both literal and metaphorical storms of change. Next Philanthropy, initiated by the German Association of Foundations (BDS) in partnership with Alliance, …