Category: News

BREAKING: Six Workers Killed in Newmont Mining Accident in Ghana

On Saturday, April 7th, six construction workers were killed in an accident at a mine operated by Newmont Mining Corporation in central Ghana. The workers died instantly when a concrete floor collapsed on them at the Ahafo Kenyasi mine, the world’s most lucrative gold mine. The Global Greengrants Fund community is shocked and devastated by […]

Three Ways to Protect Water

Each day, we walk to our sinks, turn on the tap, and fill glasses with clean fresh water. We turn on our showers, wash our hair, and don’t question the origins of the droplets of water that make this ritual possible. Yet, around the world temperatures are peaking, sea levels are rising, and our atmosphere […]

Reflections on Participatory Grantmaking at Global Greengrants Fund

By Allison Davis, Deputy Director of Programs, Global Greengrants Fund An article was recently published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, asking the question, has the time come for foundations to explore the use of participatory grantmaking? In it, Chris Cardona from the Ford Foundation and Cynthia Gibson from the Case Foundation, explore the idea that […]

Environmental Funders Network Covers The State of Funding for Women’s Environmental Action

Today marks the release of a new mapping report by Global Greengrants Fund and Prospera International Network of Women’s Funds, titled Our Voices, Our Environment: The State of Funding for Women’s Environmental Action. This report is the first-ever benchmarking of philanthropic funding in support of women and the environment, and includes 34 interviews with funders, local women […]

Three Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day

Today, March 8, is International Women’s Day, and the theme this year is: “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”. This year, we’re calling for more equality and justice worldwide, supporting those who are leading movements for action. And we’re not alone. People worldwide are mobilizing for a future that is more […]