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Anna Fink

Executive Director
Amalgamated Foundation

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This year, the philanthropic sector has had to grapple with four central crises converging at once: natural disasters sparked by climate change; the public health and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic; outrage over racist violence and injustice perpetuated by law enforcement; and a tumultuous election cycle that has challenged the core of our democratic institutions.

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to unfold, this timely report examines valuable models of success as well as missed opportunities from prior moments of disaster.

With the launch of the “Hate Is Not Charitable Campaign”, the Amalgamated Foundation announced to the world that we would not sit quietly while organizations that promote hate continue to work the system to benefit their abhorrent actions.

The debate about donor advised funds (DAFs) and philanthropy is breaking out into the public light. At the heart of the debate is the problematic ways DAFs can be used to accumulate assets and leverage tax breaks, rather than support nonprofit organizations.

In response to the urgent need to provide humanitarian and legal advocacy support to the families separated by Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, the Amalgamated Foundation joined f