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Trends in Global Philanthropy
A Candid Conversation on International Philanthropy
Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, ...
Defining “Global Philanthropy”
1. Private actions for the public good as diversely
practiced around the globe
2. Grants by...
Overall Growth of International
Giving in the U.S.

3
International grants has increased substantially over the 30 year period, but
dropped off during the 2008-09 recession.

4
33% of international funding went to global programs of European-based
NGOs, 17% to Africa, 16% to Asia Pacific.

5
Where International Grant Dollars Go
by Topic

6
How US Foundations Go Global
1. Grants to US-based NGOs operating their own
programs overseas (“Friends of” orgs)
2. Grant...
Global vs. Domestic Philanthropy:
What’s the Difference?
• Legal:
• US and receiving country
• Foundation type

• Culture,...
Growth Opportunities in Global
Philanthropy
• Family foundations and community foundations
– Diaspora philanthropy
• Emerg...
Hot Topics in Global Philanthropy
– Cross-sector collaboration
– Talent management for global philanthropy
– the move towa...
Major players within the global
funding landscape

– Private Foundations:

• Gates, Ford, MacArthur, Hewlett, Packard, Ope...
Thank you!
Andrew Ho
Council on Foundations
Network Developer, Global Philanthropy
andrew.ho@cof.org
+1-703-879-0743
@andy...
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Trends in Global Philanthropy

  1. 1. Trends in Global Philanthropy A Candid Conversation on International Philanthropy Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy, DC Chapter November 6, 2013 Andrew Ho Network Developer, Global Philanthropy Council on Foundations
  2. 2. Defining “Global Philanthropy” 1. Private actions for the public good as diversely practiced around the globe 2. Grants by a given country’s donors to causes outside that country 3. Private actions for the public good that address challenging issues demanding concerted action from diverse actors from around the world. 2
  3. 3. Overall Growth of International Giving in the U.S. 3
  4. 4. International grants has increased substantially over the 30 year period, but dropped off during the 2008-09 recession. 4
  5. 5. 33% of international funding went to global programs of European-based NGOs, 17% to Africa, 16% to Asia Pacific. 5
  6. 6. Where International Grant Dollars Go by Topic 6
  7. 7. How US Foundations Go Global 1. Grants to US-based NGOs operating their own programs overseas (“Friends of” orgs) 2. Grants to US-based NGOs working on global policy issues (Global Alliance for Vaccines & Immunizations) 3. Grants to US-based international intermediaries (Give2Asia) 4. Grants to overseas NGOs 7
  8. 8. Global vs. Domestic Philanthropy: What’s the Difference? • Legal: • US and receiving country • Foundation type • Culture, Language, Technology • Currency exchange, time zones, and more… 8
  9. 9. Growth Opportunities in Global Philanthropy • Family foundations and community foundations – Diaspora philanthropy • Emerging Markets – China, Brazil, Africa, India • Philanthropy to the U.S. from other countries 9
  10. 10. Hot Topics in Global Philanthropy – Cross-sector collaboration – Talent management for global philanthropy – the move towards strategic philanthropy – Investing in capacity building 10
  11. 11. Major players within the global funding landscape – Private Foundations: • Gates, Ford, MacArthur, Hewlett, Packard, Open Society, Atlantic, Rockefeller, Charles Stewart Mott, Carnegie, McKnight, Skoll, Omidyar – Corporate Foundations: (71%/21%) • Citigroup, Intel, Levi Strauss, Merck, others – Conveners: • Clinton Global Initiative • Global Philanthropy Forum • Opportunity Collaboration – Non-U.S. Philanthropy Infrastructure groups: • • • • European Foundation Centre CEMEFI – Mexico, GIFE – Brazil China Foundation Center, Asia Venture Philanthropy Network WINGS – the association of philanthropic associations – Funder affinity groups focused on global philanthropy: • EDGE Funders • Peace and Security Funders Group • International Human Rights Funders Group 11
  12. 12. Thank you! Andrew Ho Council on Foundations Network Developer, Global Philanthropy andrew.ho@cof.org +1-703-879-0743 @andyho www.linkedin.com/in/andyho www.cof.org/global 12

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