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The Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF) is a grassroots grantmaker working to promote and support institutions of community philanthropy around the world.


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From dependency to ascendency: the Zambian Governance Foundation embraces local philanthropy 

At times you harbour an idea for so long that when you finally put the idea into action you ask yourself why it took you so long. Why did it take us long? This question lingered on our minds as we - the Zambian Governance Foundation (ZGF) - launched our new Zambian philanthropic journey. 

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A critical moment for "Philanthropy in India" - reflections as new report of same title launches

“It’s an interesting time for philanthropy in India. While there is a significant increase in the total volume of giving, on the other hand we are still grappling with finding the right models to create sustainable impact while adhering to principles of social justice.” So said Amitabh Behar . . .

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It’s time for human rights organizations to harness the power of local giving – and for funders to support them to do so

Individual giving has power. Consider the huge outpouring of donations to organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union that followed Donald Trump’s executive ban on seven Muslim-majority countries in January 2017. Millions of dollars were raised by donations from hundreds of thousand individuals within hours of the ban, the mobilization of a massive, perhaps normally invisible, constituency using the act of giving as an expression of protest and solidarity…

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