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.

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…

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…

Al Mulhem in Social Justice Work

Al Mulhem (“Inspirer” in English), authored by Hania Aswad is a training guide for civil society, published by the Naseej Foundation in September 2015. Drwaring from the Arab Region, Al Mulhem provides a theoretical and philosophical as well as practical framework to practitioners, activists and CSOs eager to applying Social Justice and Right based principles in their…

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…

Summary Report: Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace in South and South-East Asia

In September 2013, the Working Group on Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace and the Global Fund for Community Foundations convened a small group of grassroots indigenous foundations in Shillong in the North East of India. The convening was hosted by the Foundation for Social Transformation – Enabling North East India and included foundations from India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh,…

A Tangled Web: The Perceived Influence of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Legislation on Corporate Social Investment in South Africa

Since 2004 South Africa has had in place legislation that regulates theresponsibilities of business to the transformation of society, and thisregulation includes an element that relates to corporate philanthropy. Todate, however, very little has been documented about the influence of thislegislation on corporate philanthropy. A new research report by HalimaMahomed, A Tangled Web: The Perceived…