New Study on Philanthropy for Safe, Healthy, and Just Societies

Candid (formerly Foundation Center and GuideStar) and Centris (Rethinking Poverty); are conducting a study on the role of philanthropy in producing safe, healthy, and just societies.

At a time when many people are questioning the value of philanthropy, the study aims to clarify its role in creating peaceful and inclusive societies that provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable, and responsive institutions.

The survey is just the first stage of this study and will help to identify stakeholders, strategies, and outcomes across a variety of dimensions of social progress.

Initial results will be published in the June 2019 issue of  Alliance magazine, the leading source of comment and analysis on global philanthropy. The June edition will include an in-depth feature exploring the role of philanthropy in peacebuilding. The issue will include global perspectives from around the world, exploring the merit and value of community-based approaches to conflict resolution. It will also profile and uplift some of the pioneering people and networks in the field. The issue is being guest edited by a new generation of practitioners working at the intersection of philanthropy and peace – Hope Lyons of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Lauren Bradford of Candid, and Rasha Sansour of the Dalia Association.

A full report on the survey will also be produced to facilitate broader discussion within the field. All those who take part in the study will receive a copy of the report.

Your views are important, and we invite you to participate in the survey to help us all better understand the role philanthropy plays. The survey has 20 questions and will take about 7-8 minutes to complete. All answers will be treated in confidence. Please click the link to begin:

The survey will close on Wednesday, March 27. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Barry Knight at, [email protected].

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