Trust Africa Launches the African Giving Knowledge Base

Trust Africa and IssueLab, a service of the US‐based Foundation Center have launched an online database, which consolidates literature on African giving. It currently comprises of almost 800 documents and includes resources
 in English, French, Arabic and Portuguese, covering multiple countries and ranging from formal philanthropic literature to writings on local systems of solidarity. The…

The Africa Social Justice Philanthropy Group: More Revolutionaries or Resolutionaries?

Last March, a small group of social justice philanthropy thinkers and advocates gathered for a 2 day meeting at the sidelines of the WINGS Conference in Istanbul, Turkey. Participants were mainly from Africa but we also had a few from the diaspora and the global SJP community. The meeting was a culmination of offline and…

Of Narratives, Networks and New Spaces: A Baseline Mapping of the African Philanthropy Infrastructure Sector

Halima Mahomed, March 2014, The Rockefeller Foundation The report provides an overview of the current state of infrastructure for philanthropy in Africa.  It suggests that the sector is small, but growing steadily in numbers and diversity of offering. Both challenges and opportunities are highlighted stressing overall significant progress in the sector (in terms of capacity,…

Whose Agenda? Power and Philanthropy in Africa?

By Halima Mahomed and Bhekinkosi Moyo Courtesy of www.alliancemagazine.org ‘The dilemma of the poor is not about resources. It is about power. If the poor have power, they will leverage the resources needed.’ Adam Habib, Vice Chancellor, University of Witwatersrand Adam Habib’s remark, made at the 2012 African Grantmakers Network Assembly on The Role of…

Session Report – Social Justice Philanthropy: Why should it matter?

This report summarises the discussions that took place during a two-hour session of the Annual Philanthropy Conference 2013 organised in Mombasa by the East Africa Association of Grantmakers. The session on ‘Social Justice Philanthropy: Why should it matter?’, provided a diverse group of philanthropic grantmakers and development practitioners with an opportunity to develop a shared…

Social Justice Philanthropy? Why should it matter?

The Working Group on Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace is very excited to be co-hosting a session along with the East Africa Association of Grantmakers (EAAG)and the Africa Grantmakers Network (AGN) at the 2013 East Africa Philanthropy Conference in Mombasa, Kenya. We look forward to seeing you there! Session date: July 25th, 2013 Time:…

Interview with Bernie Dolley, Ikhala Trust, South Africa

Bernie Dolley, Director of Ikhala Trust, Cape Town, South Africa talks about the role that philanthropy must play, the questions we as the philanthropic field need to be asking of ourselves, the value of small grants, and overcoming barriers posed my emphasis on quantifiable outcomes in philanthropy. Click on the attachment below to read the…

Developing a Collective Framework & Agenda to Advance Social Justice Philanthropy in Africa & the Arab Region

The report ‘DEVELOPING A COLLECTIVE FRAMEWORK & AGENDA TO ADVANCE SOCIAL JUSTICE PHILANTHROPY, IN AFRICA AND THE ARAB REGION’ is based on a convening held in Johannesburg in October 2012. The Convening was an initiative of TrustAfrica, the Working Group on Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace and the African Grantmakers Network, in collaboration with…

Webinar Recording-What is Social Justice Philanthropy?

A large part of philanthropic resources are committed to helping people from low-income and other marginalized communities by helping to alleviate the immediate crises they find themselves in. But the problems often remain. The impact of philanthropy is often constrained by concerns around the symptoms of poverty and injustice, missing in the process the factors…