A global network for philanthropy practitioners looking to effectively address the underlying causes of injustice and violence through philanthropic giving.



Challenging the Globalization Agenda

By Sarah Bahn and Manuel Montes     In the 1980s and 1990s, the pressure on developing countries to embrace economic liberalization was overwhelming. They were bullied by global aid and trade organizations, such as the World Bank, into adopting reforms whose benefits were questionable and many argue hurt the poorest. Through its International Economic…

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Claiming Agency: Reflecting on TrustAfrica’s First Decade

Published in celebration of TrustAfrica’s 10th anniversary, Claiming Agency: Reflecting on TrustAfrica’s First Decade takes an in-depth look its work as an African-led foundation that set out to do things differently. Edited by Halima Mahomed and Elizabeth Coleman, the book has been published in partnership with Weaver Press. Founded in 2006, when solutions to Africa’s challenges were often developed outside its borders, TrustAfrica sought to…

Funding In Conflict-Affected Environments

Funding In Conflict-Affected Environments addresses the question – how can independent philanthropy fund activities and initiatives in conflict-affected areas in order to promote and support peacebuilding? The study has been authored by Avila Kilmurray and published by the Social Change Initiative, Belfast and the Working Group on Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace.

Ten years of Peacebuilding Work in Conflict Regions: Reflections and a Policy Contribution from the FFP Network

On the Network’s 10th anniversary (2016), the two publications present the combined experiences and reflections of the members of the Foundations for Peace Network. They offer the lessons from the network members experience and their thinking on the way forward for philanthropy and its role in the current difficult times.


The Global Summit on Community Philanthropy is days away!

On December 1-2, 2016, over 350 delegates will converge in Johannesburg to celebrate, network, strategize and draw lessons from the flourishing field of Community Philanthropy that has emerged as an essential tool for strengthening communities’ voice and power. Hosted by the Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF), the summit promises to provide a platform for…

South Africa’s Bhekinkosi Moyo wins fourth Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize

On November 15, 2016, Alliance Magazine announced  the winner of the fourth Olga Alexeeva Memorial Prize: Bhekinkosi Moyo. Bheki is the executive director of the Southern Africa Trust and chair of the Africa Philanthropy Network. He has also been instrumental in setting up a Chair in African Philanthropy at the Witwatersrand Business School (WBS) in South Africa.…

What people are saying about ‘Effective philanthropy: another take’

Effective Philanthropy: Another Take is a collection of 11 stories describing a philanthropic intervention against some form of injustice (socioeconomic and/or political) at a local, national or global scale. Each story addresses seven key questions grantmakers wrestle with in order to effect systemic social change. What is the problem? What is the solution? How do we address it? …