What is the point of philanthropic foundations? Part 3: current issues
14th November 2023
This is the third and final part of an essay mini-series exploring the nature and role of philanthropic foundations. Here we consider some of the key themes that have emerged throughout the long history of critique and criticisms of foundations, and how these might inform our understanding of current debates.
What is the point of philanthropic foundations? Part 2: historical perspective
14th November 2023
This is the second of a three-part essay mini-series exploring the nature and role of philanthropic foundations. In this part we trace the historical roots of the foundation idea.
Martha Awojobi: Anti-Racism, Philanthropy & Fundraising
What is Philanthropy For? (Speech to Yorkshire Funders 2023 Conference)
23rd June 2023
This is the text of a keynote speech Rhodri Davies gave at the 2023 Yorkshire Funders Conference in Leeds, outlining some of the key questions about the nature and role of philanthropy and why there is a particular need to engage with them right now.
GUEST ARTICLE: Solidarity NOT Charity – What it means to be a funder in solidarity with immigrant communities
22nd May 2023
In this article Lorena Gonzalez and Jes Olvera from the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights highlight some of the key challenges they have faced in their work trying to give voice to children from minoritsed communities (whose voices have often been little-heard) and explore why this dictates taking a justice-centered approach to philanthropy; which asks funders to think in terms of solidarity, rather than charity.
Why Philanthropy Matters April 2023 Newsletter (#8)
You can read the eighth edition of our monthly newsletter below (from April 2023).
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Tris Lumley (NPC) – Open Philanthropy
If You Were a Philanthropist, What Would You Do?
18th November 2022
If you had the resources to be a philanthropist, how would you go about it? We explore some of the key choices and issues.