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.

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…

Effective Philanthropy: Another Take

May 2016 Effective philanthropy: another take (edited by Caroline Hartnell and Andrew Milner) 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. These stories are told through the lens of a grantmaker illuminating the sorts of considerations, dilemmas, and uncertainties…

Grantmaking for Social Justice and Peace: Approaches Drawn from Shared Practice

February 2016 Grantmaking For Social Justice And Peace: Approaches Drawn From Shared Practice by Avila Kilmurray and Barry Knight is a study drawn from a wide range of independent funders into the nature of philanthropy for promoting social justice and peace.  The aim of the study is “to share the experiences and practices of many different…

Supporting Countries in Transition

A Framework Guide for Foundation Engagement This guide, published by the Institute for Integrated Transitions (IFIT) and the Gerhart Center, offers a tailored framework for private foundations to support the work that goes into rebuilding polarized societies when conflict ends or a dictator falls. The framework is premised on the evident fact that the strategic…

Funding for Inclusion: Women and Girls in the Equation

MamaCash and Grantcraft have published a new guide for grantmakers to strengthen the role of European foundations in supporting women and girls. The guide is “…filled with examples of what foundation professionals in thirty-one European foundations (and their advisors) are doing to integrate a gender perspective in their work and/or to focus some of their…