Social Justice Philanthropy General
Amelia Fauzia, Vice Director of the newly formed Social Trust Fund, talks about the social justice issues and the philanthropic potential in Indonesia that necessitated the formation of the Social Trust Fund and the vision of the Fund for creating a model for social justice philanthropy in the country.
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Sumitra Mishra, Country Director of iPartner India talks about the unique and important role of "intermediary" organisations and their "value added" in the process of philanthropic giving.
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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 understanding of ways in which philanthropy may address systemic and structural issues of social justice.
Led by three panelists with significant experience in grantmaking within East Africa, the participants spoke about the ideological basis for the Social Justice Philanthropy agenda and the factors that currently limit understanding and practice of Social Justice Philanthropy. They highlighted the key issues for a continued discussion towards an African narrative on the practice, in a manner that would resonate with the realities of East Africa.
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Working Paper: Towards an Agenda for Social Justice Philanthropy in Africa in a time of Global Restructuring
By Yao Graham
Working Paper: Al-'adalah ijtima'iah in Transition: Social Justice Philanthropy and the Arab Awakening
by Sherine N. El Taraboulsi
Developing a Collective Framework and Agenda to Advance Social Justice Philanthropy in Africa and the Arab RegionSubmitted by Chandrika Sahai on Thu, 07/18/2013 - 06:02
Working Paper : Developing a Collective Framework and Agenda to Advance Social Justice Philanthropy in Africa and the Arab Region: A Convening
by Alice L. Brown
Originally Presented: October 2012, Revised and Expanded: January 2013
Each year foundations around the world fund efforts to ensure the protection and promotion of human rights. Advancing Human Rights: The State of Global Foundation Grantmaking provides the first-ever analysis of the scope and landscape of global human rights grantmaking.
Prepared by the Foundation Center and the International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG), Advancing Human Rights identified foundations in 29 countries funding human rights work in every region of the world. Their support totaled $1.2 billion, reached more than 6,800 unique organizations, and funded activities ranging from the right to peaceful assembly and association to freedom from violence to right to education.
May 22, 2013
Publisher(s): Aga Khan Foundation USA; Charles Stewart Mott Foundation; Global Fund for Community Foundations; Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Across the globe, citizens are bringing the practice of community philanthropy to life in ever-evolving ways. They are creating and governing new organizations that raise and give local money and other assets. They are customizing programs to fit community needs and increase awareness about local issues. They are convening community leaders, strengthening civil society, and planning for the long term.
Community philanthropy organizations are multiplying. Between 2000 and 2010, one type -- community foundations -- grew by a remarkable 86%, with an average of 70 institutions created every year.A number of factors have been cited to explain this growth, including organizations supporting development of the practice, a flexible organizational model, long-term funding, and expanding efforts to build civil society across the globe.
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.
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Developing a Collective Framework & Agenda to Advance Social Justice Philanthropy in Africa & the Arab RegionSubmitted by Chandrika Sahai on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 10:01
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 the Global Fund for Community Foundations and the Arab Foundations Forum.
The report highlights key emerging themes from the conversations and reflects the implications for our practice.
Four specific themes emerge:
•Demonstrate leadership: a call for individuals working in the field of SJP to lead by example by themselves investing in their institutions, demonstrating clear strategy along with leadership and a peer review mechanism.
•Be inclusive: a call to include voices across the board; through grant making as well as within peer grant maker networks, across boundaries created by geography and language.