Literacy as Localization

Originally published on Medium | June 5, 2023 by Sylvia K. Ilahuka, Writer & Editor Books serve as a portal to the world, but when that world is overwhelmingly foreign to the reader, then it can be difficult to relate to the content. This pertains particularly to readers in the non-Western world, especially the [...]

2023-06-05T19:24:15+00:00June 5th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Our Newest Rockstars

Introducing the 2023 Cohort of the African Visionary Fellowship Originally published on Medium | May 1, 2023 by Sylvia K. Ilahuka, Writer & Editor It is no secret in the philanthropy universe that Segal Family Foundation is home to a sweet portfolio of excellent African organizations. Our partners embody various aspects of our values while putting [...]

2023-05-01T16:29:27+00:00May 1st, 2023|Uncategorized|

Beyond Compliance: Towards a Reflective & Collaborative Approach to Championing Safeguarding in Global Philanthropy

Originally published on Medium | April 4, 2023 by Sylvia K. Ilahuka, Writer & Editor With safeguarding becoming an increasingly prominent conversation in international development and philanthropy, the question is now no longer whether to implement safeguarding but rather how to do so in a way that’s meaningful for everyone involved. Wherever resources or opportunities change hands, [...]

2023-04-04T17:11:18+00:00April 4th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Dear Donors, Put Your Money Where The Mind Is

Originally published on Medium | March 29, 2023 by Sylvia K. Ilahuka, Writer & Editor For the longest time, mental health has been regarded as secondary to physical health. The acknowledgment of the extent to which psychological challenges are a vital component of holistic wellbeing is a relatively recent concept. As of 2019, 1 in [...]

2023-04-04T17:20:19+00:00March 29th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Shiny Bits & Struggles Too: An AVF Learning Visit to Malawi

Originally published on Medium | March 6, 2023 by Sylvia K. Ilahuka, Writer & Editor What is small, mighty, and serves up a secret sauce that is unique in the philanthropy world? The answer is Segal Family Foundation, of course. A main ingredient of this secret sauce is what we call Active Partnership: on an ongoing basis, [...]

2023-03-06T16:52:03+00:00March 6th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Finding Strength in Numbers

Originally published on Medium | February 10, 2023 Photo credit: There Is Hope, Malawi This is the final section of our three-part series sharing our organizational response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We leaned heavily on our values during this uncertain time, an approach that has given us new perspectives on how to best support locally-led African [...]

2023-02-14T17:44:16+00:00February 14th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Centering Decentralization

Originally published on Medium | January 31, 2023 Photo credit: Gardens for Health, Rwanda This is the second installment of our COVID learnings report — a much larger write-up that we are sharing with you in bite-sized pieces. There will be a third and final excerpt posted on our Medium in the coming weeks; stay tuned!  [...]

2023-01-31T19:51:48+00:00January 31st, 2023|Uncategorized|

Moving at the Speed of Trust

Originally published on Medium | January 4, 2023 In 2020 and 2021, Segal Family Foundation collectively awarded 203 grants totaling $3.7 million for diverse COVID response efforts across Sub-Saharan Africa. Additionally, we were able to facilitate $29 million in additional funding to our partners by maintaining close working partnerships with peer-funders throughout this period. [...]

2023-01-04T21:46:56+00:00January 4th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Though We Be But Small, We Are Mighty

Originally published on Medium | November 29, 2022 by Sylvia K. Ilahuka, Writer & Editor It ain’t easy giving away all this money — but we’re doing it! And doing it so well that the Council on Foundations’ 2022 The State of Global Giving report lists us, Segal Family Foundation, as the second largest U.S. grantmaker in [...]

2022-12-01T14:58:53+00:00December 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|

Innovate: The Case for Local Leadership in the Face of COVID-19

Originally published in The Nation | May 8, 2020 by Isabel Kumwembe At Segal Family Foundation, we believe in a world where development is steered by grassroots leaders, and power is shifted into the hands of communities. What this means in practice can be seen in our flagship program in Malawi, the Social Impact [...]

2020-11-19T21:09:52+00:00May 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|
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