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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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Community philanthropy? I didn’t know I was doing it! CASA talks #ShiftThePower with grassroots partners in Brazil

Community banks, revolving loan funds, micro-credit funds. When these terms popped up time and again in discussions with grantee partners in Brazil, the CASA Socio-Environmental Fund[1] started noticing an interesting trend.

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Part two in research series examining philanthropy in emerging economies focuses on Russia

This report on Russian philanthropy is part of a larger study, started in 2016, to review the current state of philanthropy in emerging economies and the role philanthropy is playing in the world today.

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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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