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Tag Archive: Global Greengrants Fund

April 7, 2017

Closing of Environmental Civil Society Space: Strategies for Support on the Frontlines

By Peter Kostishack, Vice President and Director of Programs at Global Greengrants Fund

Peter Kostishack of Global Greengrants Fund reflects on the anniversary of Berta Cáceres’ murder and shares effective strategies for supporting environmental rights defenders on the frontlines. The 2016 murder of Honduran river-protection activist, Berta Caceres, received international media attention, but her story is only the tip of the iceberg. Other appalling cases include the murders… Read more

February 10, 2016

Let’s Be Innovative: Radical Thinking and Action

By Claudia Samcam, Development and Strategic Alliances Coordinator at Fondo Centroamericano de Mujeres

I attended my second IHRFG conference from January 20-21 and, as in my first experience, I had the opportunity to share, learn, meet and connect with a diversity of people working in the philanthropic sector. This year, the theme of the conference was “innovation,” which I found particularly pertinent because we have been struggling with… Read more

May 30, 2014

Learning Visit Reflection: Preserving Progress in Human Rights

By Greg Miller, Donor Advised Fund Manager at Global Greengrants Fund

IHRFG recently held a Learning Visit in Rio de Janeiro exploring the changing dynamics of human rights and global philanthropy in emerging economies. Over the coming weeks, we will share reflections from participants. Click here to read more lessons and join the conversation! Of the many thoughts I took away from the IHRFG learning visit in Rio de Janeiro, the biggest lesson… Read more

December 20, 2012

Announcing the Next Generation Climate Board: Supporting women, youth and indigenous people to turn global warming around

By Terry Odendahl, Executive Director at Global Greengrants Fund

Cross-posted from Latest from Alliance, the blog of Alliance Magazine Trucks shovelling sand from main streets; children wading through the sludge that used to be their living rooms – as I took in the reports from friends and news media on Hurricane Sandy, I realized the future is here. This is what I hear Sandy… Read more

April 30, 2012

Investing in the Unseen Environmental Movement

By Peter Kostishack, Director of Programs at Global Greengrants Fund

Originally published on Re:Philanthropy! The Council on Foundations’ Blog on March 21, 2012. Roughly 80 percent of the coastal mangroves around the coastal Colombian town of Tumaco have been lost through deforestation, urban development, and contamination from frequent oil spills. The area is a hub for industrial storage and transportation of petroleum, and during most… Read more