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Hilton Foundation Awards Grants Totaling $15 Million


The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has announced first-quarter grants totaling $15 million in the areas of refugee assistance, homelessness, and substance use prevention.

The Ford Foundation Just Made A Billion Dollar Bet On Impact Investing


Besides giving grants, the foundation now wants tomake sure its endowment is being invested in places that will have a positive impact.

Nurturing the Innovative Partnership between Philanthropy and Business


On the 9th of March 2017, SDG Philanthropy Platform Indonesia in partnership with Platform partner Filantropi Indonesia, and government and other partners from philanthropy and business celebrated the first anniversary of Forum 'Philanthropy and Business - SDGs for a better Indonesia' (FBI4SDGs).

UNDP and BAZNAS Commit to Harness the Full Potential of Zakat for SDGs in Indonesia


As Islamic principles support socially inclusive development, funding from Islamic giving - termed ‘Zakat’ - has the potential to play a crucial role in bridging funding gaps to achieve the SDGs.

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Join the UNLEASH Innovation Lab 2017

UNLEASH is a global not-for-profit initiative with the vision to build the world’s leading platform for innovative solutions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each year leading up to 2030, 1,000 hand-picked top talents will come together to co-create breakthrough solutions with support from a vibrant ecosystem of investors, corporates, academics and expert facilitators.

The first event will kick off in Denmark in 2017. Right now, dedicated and innovative talents aged 20-35 can apply to participate in the event in Denmark. UNLEASH will cover the costs of flights, visa, and accommodation during the entire program in Denmark. See the invitation here and go to to apply no later than May 1st, 2017.

Photos: Collaborative multistakeholder meetings in Ghana

20-6-2016 to 22-6-2016 Accra, Ghana

In a series of collaborative meetings held in Accra, Ghana, SDG Philanthropy Platform Ghana and Advisory Council, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, the UN, government, philanthropy, NGOs, social enterprises, and civil society, worked to foster multistakeholder engagement, and affirmed the need for SDG priority mapping coordination between government and philanthropy.

SDGPP Ghana helps create a more enabled policy environment for philanthropy by supporting government SDG planning and implementation, advocating a stronger voice and role for philanthropy and by demonstrating its critical role.

Photos: SDG Coordination workshop in Riau Province

24-11-2016 Riau, Indonesia

The SDG Coordination workshop was held in Riau province on the 24th of November 2016 in Pekanbaru City. The workshop was attended by national and local government ministries, the private sector and philanthropy. Amongst the presenters were SDG Philanthropy Platform Indonesia and Filantropi Indonesia - who presented on the Platform and the role of philanthropy and business in achieving the SDGs.

Storify: Early Childhood & The Private Sector Roundtable Meeting

25-11-2016 Nairobi, Kenya

The Early Childhood & The Private Sector Roundtable Meeting took place at Serena Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya on the 25th of November 2016, organised by the Aga Khan Foundation and University, Global Business Coalition for Education (GBC-Education), Kidogo, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Daraja, Serena Hotel, and supported by SDG Philanthropy Platform Kenya.

Meeting participants included the SDG Philanthropy Platform Kenya, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Aga Khan Foundation (AKDN), government ministry members, Kidogo, Kenya ECD Network, AGA Khan Foundation East Africa (AKF-EA), Aga Khan University (AKU), Africa Population Health Research Center (APHRC), Daraja, Daycares Babycare Kenya, TheirWorld, Whizz Education, Discovery Learning, Jubilee Insurance, Afcorp investments, Safaricom, Johnson & Johnson, and Rubicom.

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