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Fighting Corruption to Achieve the SDGs

Fighting Corruption to Achieve the SDGs

18 June 2020

The Chandler Foundation was honored to host The World Bank Group, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, Open Government Partnership and Ford Foundation to discuss the explicit link between corruption and prosperous societies.


Funding Systems Change in Asia: What Can Donors and Doers Learn from Each Other?

Funding Systems Change in Asia: What Can Donors and Doers Learn from Each Other?

11 June 2020

The Chandler Foundation was honored to engage with AVPN members and Dasra, J-PAL, Pratham and Chen Yet-Sen Family Foundation for this pivotal discussion on reaching on our collective goals.


Collaborating to Achieve the SDGs

Collaborating to Achieve the SDGs

8 June 2020

Listen to this engaging conversation with leaders from Proximity Designs, Industree Foundation, Ashoka, and Chandler Foundation on why multi-sector collaboration is essential to achieving the SDGs.


Philanthrocapitalism 2.0 is Top-of-Mind at AVPN 2020

Philanthrocapitalism 2.0 is Top-of-Mind at AVPN 2020

2 June 2020

Matthew Bishop, author of Philanthrocapitalism, and former editor of The Economist offers his perspective on the role of philanthropy in advance of the AVPN conference.


Governance, Funding and COVID-19. A Call for Transparency & Accountability

Governance, Funding and COVID-19. A Call for Transparency & Accountability

26 May 2020

The Chandler Foundation was honored to host Open Society Foundations, Open Contracting Partnership and Oxford University, for this critical discussion at the Catalyst 2030 virtual sessions for COVID-19.


The Chandler Foundation Joins TAI Collaborative to Promote Transparency and Accountability

The Chandler Foundation Joins TAI Collaborative to Promote Transparency and Accountability

19 May 2020

The Transparency and Accountability Initiative announces the Chandler Foundation joining as a member of the donor collaborative, which focuses on transparency, accountability, and good governance. Other members include Hewlett Foundation, Ford Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Luminate, Open Society Foundations, and the UK Department for International Development.


Women's Land Rights are #Solvable

Women's Land Rights are #Solvable

19 May 2020

Landesa tells the story of how working with governments means positive change for women, their families and communities.


Why a Systems Response to COVID-19 is Critical

Why a Systems Response to COVID-19 is Critical

26 April 2020

Olivia Leland, CEO of Co-Impact, shares why a systems mindset is needed in response to COVID-19.


Funding Systems Change: What Can Doers & Donors Learn from Each Other?

Funding Systems Change: What Can Doers & Donors Learn from Each Other?

1 April 2020

The Chandler Foundation was honored to host more than 350 people at our Skoll World Forum online event.


What’s New: “Emerging Procurement for COVID-19:  Buying Fast, Open and Smart”

What’s New: “Emerging Procurement for COVID-19: Buying Fast, Open and Smart”

1 April 2020

As you scour those empty supermarket shelves, spare a thought for those buying for governments. Public procurement professionals across the world are under immense pressure as they shop around to meet the huge demand for medical equipment and supplies — the scrubs, disinfectants, masks, gloves, medicines, and ventilators that are essential to containing the new coronavirus outbreak.


Our Commitment During COVID-19

Our Commitment During COVID-19

17 March 2020

In the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Chandler Foundation has made several commitments to better support our program partners and the social change sector.


11 Lessons for Early-Stage Social Entrepreneurs and Nonprofit Leaders

11 Lessons for Early-Stage Social Entrepreneurs and Nonprofit Leaders

9 March 2020

Three decades ago, I started my journey in social entrepreneurship–like so many others—hungry for impact.


A World Flourishing With Everyone's Creativity

A World Flourishing With Everyone's Creativity

21 February 2020

Today, "philanthropy" often remains a synonym for aid and charity, while the philanthropic endeavours that most readily come to mind tend to be "direct-service delivery" - digging wells, donating clothes, and handing out food.


Digging up the dirt: could soil contain the answer to food shortages?

Digging up the dirt: could soil contain the answer to food shortages?

3 January 2020

ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As water shortages, high temperatures and rising greenhouse gas emissions threaten food production, countries around the world are looking somewhere new for solutions - the soil.


Foundations Make Grants as if They’re Wall Street Day Traders

Foundations Make Grants as if They’re Wall Street Day Traders

3 December 2019

Systems change can take a decade or longer. So why do foundations keep making short-term grants?

Reprinted with permission of the Chronicle of Philanthropy


Who will lead the ‘next frontier’ of governance funding?

Who will lead the ‘next frontier’ of governance funding?

9 August 2019

Analysis by Devex explains the potential for governments around the world to better use public funds – and how private funders, like the Chandler Foundation, can help.


Opinion: NGOs — here’s how to strengthen your engagement with governments

Opinion: NGOs — here’s how to strengthen your engagement with governments

26 July 2019

Read our CEO Tim Hanstad’s latest article in Devex. The article offers tips that can help organizations more effectively collaborate with the public sector to promote policy changes or large-scale implementation that accelerate social impact.


3 Philanthropy Leaders on How to Drive More Dollars to Local Solutions

3 Philanthropy Leaders on How to Drive More Dollars to Local Solutions

25 April 2019

Good intentions are never enough. That was one of the messages from Tim Hanstad, CEO of philanthropic organization the Chandler Foundation, while speaking on a Devex webinar about ways funders can support local solutions.


To Spread Prosperity Further, Philanthropy Should Take Lessons From China

To Spread Prosperity Further, Philanthropy Should Take Lessons From China

17 April 2019

In this article, first published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), our CEO Tim Hanstad makes the case that philanthropic and social change organizations have much to learn from China’s success with alleviating poverty through reforms targeting entrepreneurialism, governance, businesses, and women.


A Life in Social Impact

A Life in Social Impact: Interview with Tim Hanstad, CEO of the Chandler Foundation

5 April 2019

In this Q&A with our CEO Tim Hanstad, he describes his journey from law student to co-founding the world’s leading land rights organization, Landesa, and shares his focus as the Chandler Foundation’s new CEO.


What Systems Change and Starfish Have in Common

What Systems Change and Starfish Have in Common

3 April 2019

Tim Hanstad reflects on the 2019 Skoll World Forum's theme “Accelerating Possibility” in this blog post. He describes how many of the responses to the big problems of our world today address only symptoms, not causes.


Co-Impact

Co-Impact Announces $80 million in Grants Aimed at Improving the Lives of 9 million People in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America

15 January 2019

Co-Impact announced its first round of grants today to improve education, health, and economic opportunity for an estimated 9 million people over the next five years across Africa, South Asia, and Latin America. The grants total more than US $80 million.


Mr. Tim Hanstad

The Chandler Foundation Welcomes Mr. Tim Hanstad as its New CEO

1 October 2018

We are delighted to announce that award-winning social entrepreneur Mr. Tim Hanstad has joined the Chandler Foundation as its CEO. Mr. Hanstad will be responsible for leading the foundation’s mission to promote inclusive prosperity and well-being.


Ms. Leslie Lang Tsai

The Chandler Foundation featured at the UC Berkeley Blum Center for Developing Economies

19 September 2018

On September 5, Leslie Lang Tsai spoke at the Blum Center about the challenges of effective philanthropy and the road the Chandler Foundation has taken to achieve it. In her talk, she shared the philanthropic journey of Richard Chandler as well as the strategies, investment principles, and values of the Chandler Foundation.


A Vision for Philanthropy in the 21st Century

A Vision for Philanthropy in the 21st Century

16 September 2018

Our Founder Richard F. Chandler writes about the role of businesses houses as social investors and innovators: "In many respects, philanthropists are ‘better armed’ in their battle against poverty than they have ever been."


Co-Impact

Richard F. Chandler Joins Co-Impact as a Core Partner

15 November 2017

In November 2017, Richard F. Chandler was invited to be a core partner in Co-Impact, a new global model for collaborative philanthropy and social change at scale. Other core partners include Bill and Melinda Gates, Jeff Skoll, and the Rockefeller Foundation.