We talked to a selection of members about how they manage the relationships and what can be achieved when funding individuals. The first article in this series comes from Dr Andrew Cooper, Director of Programmes, the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust
19 August 2019 Read the full article
What can a controversial appointment to the US Supreme Court tell us about foundation practice and, in particular, the value of a long-term strategy? In this provocation piece as part of the Stronger Foundation initiative, ACF's Head of Policy, Max Rutherford, asks: "is now the time for foundations to adopt a new playbook fit for the fight ahead?"
6 August 2019 Read the full article
I have been in a few conversations with funders over the past couple of months which have gone something like this:
“I totally get that the climate crisis is an urgent concern … but I’m not entirely sure how it fits with the work we support “
In many ways, this is totally understandable. Foundations have their own unique charitable missions to pursue, the sheer variety of which underpin one of the sector’s most important roles; namely to help decentralise the production of social good and ultimately encourage a diverse and pluralistic civil society.
18 July 2019 Read the full article
ACF’s Stronger Foundations initiative aims to open challenging discussions about foundation practice and identify what it means to be a ‘stronger’ foundation. This blogcomes from Anna de Pulford, member of the working group on transparency and engagement.
11 July 2019 Read the full article
ACF has responded to HM Treasury’s consultation the transposition of the EU’s Fifth Money Laundering Directive, which may have implications for charitable trusts.
13 June 2019 Read the full article
ACF staff and trustees were deeply saddened to hear about the death of Tessa Baring CBE. Tessa was Chair of ACF from 1994-97.
12 June 2019 Read the full article