The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Social Justice Philanthropy
Implications for Practice and Policy
One-day conference, Friday 1 March 2013
NCVO, 8 All Saints Street, London, N1 9RL
- What is social justice philanthropy?
- How do philanthropic foundations pursue social justice?
- What are the experiences of progressive grant-givers and recipients?
This one-day conference will bring together academics, policy-makers and practitioners, in order to gain a greater understanding about how philanthropy operates in practice and the moral judgments that underpin charitable giving.
It will explore both the theoretical and the day-to-day context in which decisions about philanthropic giving are made. What are the traditions, customs and rules that influence grant-givers? It will also analyse the concept of social justice philanthropy and ask whether it offers a significantly new model of philanthropy.
Foundations’ Perspectives on Social Justice
Stephen Pittam (a member of the Working Group on Philanthropy for Social Justice
Sara Llewellin (Chief Executive, Barrow Cadbury Trust)
Andrew Barnett (Director UK Branch of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation)
- Matthew Taylor (Chief Executive, The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce)
- Paul Hackett (Director, The Smith Institute)
- Samantha Callan (Chairperson in Residence for Family Law, Mental Health and Early Years at the Centre for Social Justice). View response
Chair: Karl Wilding (Head of Policy, Research and Foresight, National Council for
Perspectives on Foundations and Social Justice
Balihar Sanghera and Kate Bradley (University of Kent)
Diana Leat (Cass Business School)
‘Why foundations change: some implications for policy and practice’
Chair: Beth Breeze (University of Kent)
Theory and Practice of Philanthropic Foundations I
Stephen Ball and Antonio Olmedo (Institute of Education, University of London)
Niamh McCrea (School of Social Justice, University College Dublin)
‘Venture philanthropy, community development and equality in the migrants’
rights sector in Ireland’
Chair: Balihar Sanghera (University of Kent)
Carolyn Hayman (Chief Executive, Peace Direct)
Rob Williamson (Chief Executive, Tyne & Wear and Northumberland Community Foundation) and Cathy Elliott (Chief Executive, Community Foundations for Lancashire & Merseyside)
‘Vital Signs UK: effective, accountable and engaged community philanthropy’
Chair: Diana Leat (Cass Business School)
Theory and Practice of Philanthropic Foundations II
Gareth Morgan (Sheffield Hallam University)
Natalie Branosky (Chief Executive, InclusionUS)
‘Using philanthropy to promote economic and social inclusion’Sophie Pritchard (Co-ordinator, Edge Fund)
‘Volunteers as economic resources or key partners? A case of Chinese grassroots nonprofit organisations’
Chair: Stephen Pittam (Working Group on Philanthropy for Social Justice & Peace)
Philanthropy News.Alliance Magazine
Social Justice Philanthropy: Implications for Practice and Policy is an on-going research project, conducted by Dr Balihar Sanghera, Dr Kate Bradley and Dr Emily Robinson from the University of Kent and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, and part of a wider project looking at Charity and Social Redistribution (Award No RES-593-25-0003). Further information about the project can be found here.
The Centre for Philanthropy