Philanthropy does have an impact on the problems of armed conflict, huge as they are, and it does help resolve those problems. It is a powerful tool for making leaps toward a safer, more peaceful and prosperous world. At Crisis Group, our loyal individual donors form a cornerstone of our work: whether they give to help understand a fresh emergency on the ground, to support our dialogue and advocacy work or to sustain the field-based research undergirding our reports and policy recommendations, these gifts and grants save lives.
Our individual donors represent a diverse range of philanthropists, prominent business leaders, government officials, lawyers and scholars from around the world. They enjoy exclusive access to our Trustees and Senior Staff, through private meetings, invitation-only policy briefings, roundtable discussions, and evening receptions. These philanthropists are also included in our high-level bi-annual Board Meetings, where they are able to learn first-hand about the most recent developments in the sphere of global politics and peace and conflict.
Stanley Bergman & Edward Bergman
David Brown & Erika Franke
Herman De Bode
The Edelman Family Foundation
Seth & Jane Ginns
Geoffrey R. Hoguet & Ana Luisa Ponti
Jean Manas & Rebecca Haile
Lise Strickler and Mark Gallogly Charitable Fund
The Nommontu Foundation
Nina K. Solarz
Over the past decade, the number of wars has grown by nearly 50 per cent, forcing almost 75,000,000 people to flee their homes in 2018 alone. At the same time, the philanthropic response to this crisis has been modest, with less than 1 per cent of donors giving to peace and security causes. Many philanthropists are disheartened by problems related to global conflict, reasoning that they are too large to be tackled at the individual level.
Yet philanthropy does have an impact on the problems of armed conflict, huge as they are, and it does help resolve those problems. Whether you give to help understand a fresh emergency on the ground, to support our dialogue and advocacy work or to sustain the field-based research undergirding our reports and policy recommendations, your gifts and grants save lives.
In thanks and appreciation of our generous individual supporters, we offer recognition through our special initiative – Philanthropists for Peace and its three societies.
Fronted by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President of Liberia, and Helle Thorning-Schmidt, former CEO of Save the Children International and former Prime Minister of Denmark, Crisis Group has established a Women’s Global Alliance for Peace to bring together an international network of women philanthropists who share a desire for a safer, fairer and more peaceful world.
The Alliance offers the opportunity for strategic investment in supporting women and girls affected by conflict — and the women working to prevent it. Joining with other funders is an effective way to achieve greater impact: collaboration brings more resources, more capacity and more leadership to the issue at hand. With conflicts and crises multiplying across the globe, this initiative is not only timely but urgent.
Download our Brochure for More Information on the women's Alliance.
For more information please contact Sarah Pryke, Director of Philanthropy
As part of the special stewardship program, our Individual donors enjoy one of the unique opportunities to nominate a young professional from your network to join the Ambassador Council – a dynamic group of young leaders who are committed to using their talents, influence and expertise, to support Crisis Group in its global mission to prevent and resolve deadly conflicts worldwide.