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November 12, 2021

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A weekly update with the latest news from PND

Climate finance partnership to fund community-led forest conservation
November 11, 2021
A partnership aimed at addressing the climate financing gap for Indigenous communities has been launched with the goal of mobilizing $20 billion a year by 2030.

Announced at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, the Peoples Forests Partnership is designed to close a gap in carbon financing: Indigenous peoples manage a fifth of global tropical and subtropical forest carbon and conserve 80 percent of all biodiversity, yet receive less than 1 percent of international climate assistance.
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Foundations, charities report $352 million in 2019 disaster funding
November 11, 2021
Data reported to date show that global corporate, individual, private, public, and multilateral funding in response to major disasters and humanitarian crises declined significantly in 2019, from $76 billion in 2018 to nearly $30 billion, an analysis by Candid and Center for Disaster Philanthropy finds.

Based on data from Candid and eleven other sources, the eighth edition of the annual report, Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy 2021: Data to Drive Decisions (20 pages, PDF), found that giving by foundations and charities in support of disaster relief totaled $352 million, down from $468 million the previous year.
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Memorial Sloan Kettering receives $50 million
November 10, 2021
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) in New York City has announced a $50 million gift from Mike and Maria Repole and the Nonna's Garden Foundation to establish a research and patient care initiative.

The Nonna's Garden Foundation Initiative for Cancer Care and Research will support several research and patient care areas at MSK, with a focus on lymphoma and melanoma therapies, early drug development, and new cancer therapies in the area of immuno-oncology.
Read more. Impact Challenge for Women and Girls awards $25 million
November 9, 2021 has announced grants totaling $25 million in support of nonprofits and social enterprises around the world working to help women and girls reach their full economic potential and strengthen the well-being of communities recovering from COVID-19.

Launched in March, the Impact Challenge for Women and Girls received more than seventy-eight hundred applicants—the most ever for a impact challenge. Through the program, thirty-four organizations will receive grants of up to $1 million and participate in a four-month accelerator program led by Google's Accelerator and Women Techmakers communities, in partnership with Vital Voices.
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Tags: climate justice; Women; Disaster philanthropy