Internationally directed grant funding from the United States has increased steadily over the past two decades. For 2016, GivingUSA cites total giving to “international affairs” at around $22 billion. In an increasingly complex and globalized world, many grantmakers now view international engagement as an imperative, and new global initiatives encourage more cross-border and cross-sectoral collaboration. The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals represent one such effort, creating opportunities for international philanthropic involvement on a scale not seen before.
In This Issue
The Summer 2018 PEAK Insight Journal begins with a primer on international grantmaking. Follow along with us this summer as we examine global philanthropy from different angles with articles covering the Sustainable Development Goals, the “closing space” for civil society, diaspora philanthropy, gender lens investing, the international role of community foundations, grantmaking in China, and more. Join us as we explore the ways in which U.S. grantmakers are engaging internationally.
Brad Cameron-Cooper is serving as the Co-Editor of the Summer 2018 Issue of PEAK Insight Journal. Brad is the Communications and Knowledge Management Associate at the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF). In this capacity, Brad is responsible for supporting staff to ensure data collection, analysis, and storytelling reflect an ongoing connection between the Foundation’s strategic plan and all of WRF’s activities.
Andrzej Kozlowski is Principal at Paragon Philanthropy. He oversees the services Paragon provides to U.S. foundations, donor-advised funds, and corporations in watch list screening, Equivalency Determination, and Expenditure Responsibility. He will be serving as the Guest Editor of our Summer 2018 PEAK Insight Journal.