Philanthropy Impact

Inspiring philanthropy and social investment across borders, sectors and causes



Czech corporate philanthropy has grown in both size and profile in the last few years, according to Pavlina Kalousova of the Czech Donors Forum.

She told the Prague Post: “In...


Northern Rock Foundation has announced that its total grants programme for 2008 will be £7m, one-third of the current year’s expenditure. It also will close four of its funding programmes:...


New research on venture philanthropy (VP) indicates that 90% of social entrepreneurs surveyed have a positive relationship with their venture philanthropy partners.

Surveyed as part of the research for a Skoll...


A wealth of new books on giving and philanthropy has been published in the US; just in time to inspire effective seasonal giving.

Tracy Gary, a philanthropist born into a wealthy...


Even during periods of economic uncertainty consumers show a strong tendency to spend during the ‘golden quarter’ for Christmas and New Year, and are beginning to buy ethically, according to...


Winners of the Most Admired Charity and Most Innovative Charity at Third Sector's Britain's Most Admired Charities awards were the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) and Venturesome, a project of...

News (UK)

Leaving school at fifteen to support his family, Peter Cruddas, the now successful City entrepreneur, has announced he wishes to donate £1bn to charity in his lifetime.

Mr Cruddus’ long-term ambition...

News (International)

At only 22 years of age Alexander McLean has been recognised for his philanthropic work by winning the 2007 Beacon Prize of £30 000.


The Goldman Sachs Group has announced the establishment of Goldman Sachs Gives, a donor advised fund.

The firm's partners have agreed to commit a part of their overall compensation to charitable...


Offering online giving options could increase donor loyalty, new research in the US shows.

A charitable gift survey recently conducted by The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University in the US...