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Una Mirada a las Organizaciones de Apoyo a la Filantropía en Latinoamérica y el Caribe

February 28, 2018

It's becoming critical to have a better understanding of the ecosystem of organizations that work and support the philanthropic sector in the LAC region: their characteristics and strengths, priorities and needs, in order to visualize mechanisms to strengthen them and improve their performance,understanding that they add value and service to philanthropic and civil society organizations. This is the motivation that supports the study about Organizations Supporting Philanthropy in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). WINGS has commissioned this Initial Mapping in Spanish and English.

Latin America and the Caribbean; Philanthropy ecosystems and infrastructure

A Look at Organizations Supporting Philanthropy in Latin America and the Caribbean

February 28, 2018

It's becoming critical to have a better understanding of the ecosystem of organizations that work and support the philanthropic sector in the LAC region: their characteristics and strengths, priorities and needs, in order to visualize mechanisms to strengthen them and improve their performance,understanding that they add value and service to philanthropic and civil society organizations. This is the motivation that supports the study about Organizations Supporting Philanthropy in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). WINGS has commissioned this Initial Mapping in Spanish and English. 

Latin America and the Caribbean; Philanthropy ecosystems and infrastructure

Haiti Funders Forum: Feasibility Study

April 1, 2015

The Hauser Institute conducted a new study exploring the value, parameters, and sustainability of a Haiti Funders Forum. In collaboration with The Haiti Fund at the Boston Foundation and with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, researchers Paula Johnson and Colleen Kelly conducted a series of conversations with funder network leaders, individual interviews with Haiti funders, and a survey of a broad range of funders and other constituents to analyze and assess the potential activities and operational issues of a forum. The creation of a Haiti Funders Forum would aim to increase the effectiveness of philanthropy in Haiti by promoting information sharing, networking, and collaboration among grantmakers and social investors and through advocacy for increased philanthropy to and within the country. The report summarizes the findings and makes recommendations on a Forum's values, mission, and goals; functions and activities; and institutional and operational aspects.

Family, HNWI, and independent philanthropy

Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace: A Summary Report from Latin America and the Caribbean

September 25, 2014

The report is based on findings of a project we started in 2013, which included interviews, a survey and a convening of social justice and peace philanthropy practitioners in Bogota in May 2013. The purpose of the project was to map an emerging body of foundations that are providing resources for movements for structural and systemic transformation in the region.The study reveals that the region is today dotted with small indigenous philanthropic institutions that identify themselves as women's funds, community foundations, human rights funds. While they are often set up with international funding, they are characterised by a shared commitment to social justice in the region, support for a social change agenda that is locally owned and driven, and a commitment to long-term work towards the change they seek.The report is, by no means, a comprehensive picture of the field in the region

Critical philanthropy and power; Family, HNWI, and independent philanthropy; Grassroots and community philanthropy

Harvest Time for The Atlantic Philanthropies - 2011-2012: Focus, Exit, and Legacy

December 31, 2012

This report is the third in a series to chronicle the concluding years of The Atlantic Philanthropies, the largest foundation ever to decide to commit its entire endowment in a limited timeframe and then close its doors.It covers events that occurred from late 2010 through September 2012, some four to five years before Atlantic expects to make its final grant commitments, including:an intense 10-month strategic planning process to narrow its grantmaking focus and set a timetable for the foundation's concluding period for each programme and each country where it operatesstaff concerns as the realities of the end of foundation set inHuman Resources' plans to help employees prepare for their post-Atlantic careers and positive reactions to the release of an explicit policy on severancean examination into the issue of grantee sustainability, particularly in countries and programmes where replacement funders are unlikely.In-depth case studies explore Atlantic's impact and the challenge of grantee sustainability in two focus areas: efforts to abolish the death penalty in the U.S. and to promote the rights of the rural poor in South Africa.

Enabling environment and civic space; Philanthropy ecosystems and infrastructure

Grantmaking and Foundations for Latin America and the Caribbean (2010-2012)

July 1, 2012

Most Latin American countries continue with high GDP growth rates amid the global financial crisis. While the nonprofit sector in these countries is among the smallest in the world, these nations are on the cusp of significant philanthropic transformation. This is due, in part, to a rising middle class, technology connecting more citizens and improving distribution of resources, and increasing corporate social responsibility. Excluding perhaps Cuba, the region has the greatest disparity of income in the world, and while U.S. foundations and government agencies have historically sustained the region's development, local foundations and public charities should continue to do more to assume responsibility for local philanthropic needs. This paper gives an overview of grantmaking by U.S. and foreign foundations in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) by recipient country and by thematic category. It delineates between Council on Foundation members and non-members who have a significant presence in the region. This paper also provides data, where available, of registered public charities and foundations in Mexico, Brasil, Colombia, Peru, Argentina, and Chile. Data can be used to improve collaboration among Council members, recruit non-members who are active in the region, and to identify trends in particular countries.

Family, HNWI, and independent philanthropy

Regional Meeting on the Philanthropy Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean

January 15, 2003

WINGS, in collaboration with GIFE (Brazil), co-sponsored a regional meeting on philanthropy in Brazil. The meeting, held in Sao Paulo 21-22 November 2002, focused on ways that the countries in the Latin America-Caribbean (LAC) region can enhance their cooperation and collaboration to promote and support the expansion of philanthropy.

Latin America and the Caribbean; Philanthropy ecosystems and infrastructure

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