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February 16, 2022

WaPo: Student climate activists from Yale, Stanford, Princeton, MIT and Vanderbilt file legal complaints to compel divestment

As reported in the Washington Post, student climate activists at Vanderbilt, Stanford, Yale, Princeton, and MIT have filed legal complaints arguing their colleges’ fossil fuel investments […]
February 16, 2022

As You Sow and Corporate Knights Release the Latest Clean200™ Companies Report

As You Sow and Corporate Knights have released the latest report ranking the top 200 publicly traded companies putting the climate first in their investments. Read […]
February 10, 2022

openDemocracy: EU urged to halt flow of ‘dark money’ into groups opposing equal rights

As reported in openDemocracy, the US Christian Right is a powerful force funding movements against LGBTQIA+ rights. Read the full piece here.
February 4, 2022

Orchid Project: What price for a world free from Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting?

FGM/C has increased dramatically during Covid-19 lockdowns, yet the fight to eliminate this harmful practice remains critically underfunded. Read the full piece on the Orchid Project’s […]
January 29, 2022

“Young People on the State of the Nation” Survey Results Are In

Alliance for Youth Organizing, in partnership with Civiqs, has released the results of their survey “Young People on the State of the Nation” in which they […]
January 19, 2022

Inside Philanthropy: The Most Powerful Heirs in Philanthropy

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January 5, 2022

Inside Philanthropy: Why Philanthropy Continues to Underfund Rural America–and What Grantmakers Can Do

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December 8, 2021

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and Partners Call On One of South Africa’s Biggest GHG Emitters To Divest From Fossil Fuels

On the heels of a disappointing COP26, WGF Grantee Earthlife Africa Johannesburg held a peaceful protest (November 5th) followed by a day of picketing (November 19th) […]
December 6, 2021

Divestment Nears the $40 Trillion USD Mark, as Reported in Nonprofit Quarterly

Nonprofit Quarterly reports on the impacts of a decade of fossil fuel divestment and reinvestment by large institutions in climate change-fighting renewable energy. Divestment in some […]
November 15, 2021

WaPo: Conspiracy theories are an election security threat, new report says

“Conspiracy theories and phony fraud claims are one of the biggest threats to secure elections whose results are accepted by the American people, a report out […]
November 1, 2021

“We’re calling on governments and corporations to act on climate aggressively” -Ellen Dorsey Quoted in AP

Ellen Dorsey was quoted in a recent AP article discussing the growing fossil fuel divestment movement in philanthropy: “We’re calling on governments and corporations to act […]
June 2, 2021

Everjoice Win Named Executive Director of Shine Campaign

WGF grantee The Shine Campaign has announced international women’s rights and development leader, Everjoice Win, as their new Executive Director. “Shine’s focus on last-mile communities and […]