Global Philanthropy Update - September 2022

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 3:18 pm
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Greetings Friend,

With the 77th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) kicking off yesterday under the theme "A Watershed Moment: Transformative Solutions to Interlocking Challenges," our eyes are on New York City. The Sustainable Development Goals timeline is nearly half over, and the event serves as a checkpoint and accountability measure. You can stay connected to UNGA happenings over this next week on their website, particularly philanthropy’s contributions to the global conversation. Each year, the Council compiles a list of UNGA side events that are specifically related to philanthropy. Email [email protected] to add a philanthropy-related event to the list.

This year, the Council has partnered with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and WINGS to convene our peers and friends on the importance of increased giving directly to organizations in other countries. Register today to join us on September 20 at the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice for a panel conversation, Philanthropy’s Role in Realizing the Localization Agenda. We’ll discuss the importance of localization efforts at foundations and provide a sneak peek at new data on international giving from US foundations in our upcoming report, The State of Global Giving from US Foundations: 2016-2019, due to be published later this month.

If you can’t make it to our event in person, you can register to view the live stream! Finally, later this year we'll be launching a new localization resource hub on our website that will provide information and tools for foundations interested in increasing the share of their grants going directly to organizations registered in other countries. More information on this resource hub will be shared in a future issue of this newsletter.

Thank you for your continued partnership with the Council to improve the state of global grantmaking and support a healthier, safer world.


Brian Kastner
Director of Engagement
[email protected]

Upcoming Partner Events

RINGO Learning Festival

October 31-November 3

Registration will open soon for this event, along with a detailed agenda where you can sign up for various sessions. Contact [email protected] with questions.

International Grantmaking Symposium

November 1-2 | 4:00 p.m. ET

The effects of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, economic hardships and cost-of-living crisis, a rapidly changing climate, and a devastating war in Ukraine have created new problems for international grantmakers to solve. In this challenging context, CAF America’s International Grantmaking Symposium (IGS) returns for the seventh year to address the most pressing questions facing philanthropists today

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News & Resources


Monsoon season in Pakistan led to flooding that has killed over 1,000 people and damaged hundreds of thousands of homes. The Council compiled a list of resources and response funds to support Pakistan.

According to the World Bank, food insecurity is a growing concern, especially for countries that depend upon grain imports. See a breakdown of the numbers in Devex

Countries around the world have been making and breaking climate funding promises for over 10 years. What will be the tipping point, and will it come in time for COP27? Find out from Alliance Magazine.

A new report from Give2Asia, the Asia Philanthropy Circle, and the King Baudouin Foundation examines trends in giving to Asia and identifies significant characteristics of cross-border grantmaking. Read a WINGS blog post to learn about the data.

Is taking on debt the newest innovation in philanthropy? Read AP News to learn how the Ford Foundation, Bush Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, and others are using bonds to fund communities in need. 

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