Announcing a new study on philanthropy’s role in producing safe, healthy and just societies

Candid (formerly the Foundation Center) and Centris (Rethinking Poverty) are conducting a study on the role of philanthropy in producing safe, healthy and just societies.

At a time when many people are questioning the value of philanthropy, the study aims to clarify its role in creating peaceful and inclusive societies that provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and responsive institutions.

The survey set out here is the first stage of this study.  It identifies stakeholders, strategies, and outcomes across a variety of dimensions of social progress.

Initial results will be published in the June 2019 issue of Alliance magazine. Alliance magazine is a leading source of comment and analysis on global philanthropy read by over 24,000 philanthropy practitioners around the world.

The June edition will include an in-depth feature exploring the role of philanthropy in peace building. The issue will include 30 pages of global views illuminating practice from around the world, exploring the merit and value of community based approaches to conflict resolution and profiling some of the pioneering people and networks in the field. The issue is being guest edited by a new generation of practitioners working at the intersection of philanthropy and peace – Hope Lyons of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Lauren Bradford of the Foundation Centre and Rasha Sansour of the Dalia Association. For examples of recent special features, see

A full report on the survey will also be produced for discussion by the field at a variety of venues. All those who take part in the study will receive a copy of the report.

The survey has 20 questions that will take 7-8 minutes to complete. Please click on the link here:

All answers will be treated in confidence. Please take part. Your views are important.

The survey will close on Wednesday 27 March.