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A pioneer in transformative philanthropy, Ise Bosch, is awarded the German Donor Award 2018

This year, the Association of German Foundations presents its highest award to Ise Bosch. The award ceremony will be held on May 16th, 2018 in Nuremberg during the annual meeting of foundations. Ise Bosch will be honored for the interdisciplinarity of her donor activities, amongst other reasons. Michael Göring, Chairperson of the Association of German Foundations: “Ise Bosch uses the different ways of philanthropic tools with virtuosity, from funds, to community foundations, the not-for-profit LLC, and the network for women with inherited wealth. She embodies a generation of donors whose work reaches beyond the traditional foundation.”

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9. Conference Rainbow Philanthropy 2017

LGBTI* human rights work in Russia


Civil society in Russia is increasingly under pressure. Civil engagement by and on behalf of lesbian, gays, bisexuals, trans*, inter*, and gender non-conforming (LGBTI*) persons, in particular, is increasingly curtailed – amongst others by state measures.

German and international donors and organisations met on the premises of Heinrich Boell Foundation to discuss this shrinking space. At first, preliminary data of the new study ‘Rainbow Philanthropy 4’ was presented. The study will be launched in spring 2018. After an introduction to the conference’s topic with a situation report, participants discussed common strategies and possible solutions in several workshops. Inputs of several stakeholders rounded off this work intense meeting.

In the end, the results were summed up on a cautiously positive note: despite difficulties, the situation is not hopeless; on the level of personal relations, especially, small but steady progress can be made.

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Photos 9. Conference Rainbow Philanthropy

Working Paper “Let me be me!“

Better Care for LGBTI* Children


In this working paper for iNGOs, Dreilinden presents the essential demands of the 8th Rainbow Philanthropy Conference addressing LGBTI* children in development cooperation: to carry out research and provide more data, listen to children‘s voices, identify promising practices, and share resources. The paper is a collaboration with SOS Children‘s Villages International and Keeping Children Safe (KCS) and provides three sections:

Research and Tools, including the legal human rights context, an analysis from KCS’s survey on institutional readiness, and workshop results from the 8th Rainbow Philanthropy Conference.

Interviews: Five young LGBT* care leavers speak about their experiences; two managers of alternative care and children‘s rights organisations present their views on LGBTI* children and approaches to improve care for gender non-conforming children and youth.

Promising Practices: Save the Children International in Vietnam’s work with LGBT street youth, and the response of SOS Children‘s Villages Argentina and Tunisia to LGBTI* children and staff.