Narada’s Ginkgo Fellow Program becomes an independent foundation
Yinxing Foundation originates from Narada Foundation’s Yinxing project. Now it is going independent.
New government HIV/AIDS fund to support social organizations
At the end of July The National Health and Family Planning Commission of China (NHFPC) released the “Notice on the Establishment of the Fund for HIV/AIDS Prevention by Social Organizations” (关于建立社会组织参与艾滋病防治基金的通知) after the Fund had been approved by the State Council. At the same time the Commission also made public the “Interim Measures on the Management of the Fund for HIV/AIDS Prevention by Social Organizations (社会组织参与艾滋病防治基金管理办法（暂行）), according to which social organizations (社会组织) registered with the Ministry of Civil Affairs, as well as “organizations in social organization incubator bases” (社会组织培训基地) that have been established by the departments of civil affairs and family planning, can now apply to the Fund to support their HIV/AIDS programs.
Recende releases “first” report on philanthropic crowd-funding in China
Recende Center on Fundraising recently published the first Report on Philanthropy Crowdfunding.
Survey shows nearly 70% of people have experienced donation scams
China Philanthropy Times held a survey on donation scam recently. The result shows that 70% of the people have experience with donation scam.
Amity Foundation starts special philanthropic fund for WW2 veterans
The Amity Foundation, together with the Nanjing and Jiangsu Committees of the National Democratic Construction Association (NDCA, 民建江苏省委 and 民建南京市委) have held a signing ceremony at the Nanjing Civil Resistance Against Japan Museum that marks the establishment of a special fund (公益基金) dedicated to helping Chinese veterans of the Sino-Japanese war. Huimin Hong, the deputy Director of the NDCA spoke at the ceremony and said that the Fund was established to mark the Chinese victory in the conflict. Hong also said that he hoped that Chinese society would pay more attention towards caring for veterans of the war.
UNAIDS commentary on the draft Overseas NGO Management Law
UNAIDS China office points out the effect of NGO Management Law on the future of AIDS control in China.
Beijing New Sunshine Charity Foundation: from “Non-Public” to “Public”
CDB’s Lu Xiaohong traces the development of the Beijing New Sunshine Charity Foundation, one of China’s first grassroots foundations to gain “public” status
Green Future: China’s “first environmental project fundraising platform”
According to the Beijing Daily, on June 5th China’s “first public fundraising platform for environmental projects” – named “Green Future” (绿色未来) – went online. The China Environmental Culture Promotion Association (CECPA) and Shanghai GM are co-sponsoring the platform. Green Future is aimed at promoting environmental projects and raising awareness about environmental issues. The Beijing Daily writes that as a professional public fundraising platform for environmental projects, Green Future enables environmental projects to attract funding at a national level. According to the article it will increase the Chinese public’s participation rate in environment-related events, raise public awareness about environmental issues and promote sustainable lifestyles. There are already quite a few projects listed on the platform such as …read more
Council on Foundations and ICNL hold conference call on overseas NGO law
On Wednesday last week, the Council on Foundations and the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) organized a conference call on China’s Draft Law on Management of Overseas NGOs. Over 130 people joined the call, which discussed how the proposed legislation would impact US organisations running projects in China. Several experts took part in the call including Professor Mark Sidel, Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as staff members of US foundations and the Council of Foundations. The Council on Foundations is preparing its comments on the legislation which will be submitted to the legislating authorities before the deadline. Both the ICNL and the Council on Foundations advise that …read more
Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Nicola Macbean, Founder and Director of The Rights Practice
An interview with Nicola Macbean, Founder and Director of The Rights Practice, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” project.
Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Oliver Radtke of the Robert Bosch Foundation
An Interview with Oliver Radtke, China Program Officer for the Robert Bosch Foundation, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” project.
Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Duan Tao of the Sino-Ocean Charity Foundation
An Interview with Duan Tao, Secretary General of the Sino-Ocean Charity Foundation, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” project
Dunhe Foundation made 100 million yuan from investments in 2014
The investment income earned by Dunhe Foundation (浙江敦和慈善基金会) reached 100 million yuan in 2014, said Zhang Zhizhou, general manager of the Dunhe Asset Management Company, during a recent public speech. This figure is remarkable, especially taking into consideration that most Chinese foundations put their money into savings accounts, and even for those that venture into investment, the average rate of return is less than 4%. The Dunhe foundation is a regional non-public fundraising foundation founded in May, 2012 by Ye Qingjun, chairman of the board of directors of Dunhe Asset Management Company. According to Zhang, the foundation has received more than 70 million yuan in donations since its establishment, but …read more
Thinking Strategically: An Interview with Liu Jingtao from the China Charities Aid Foundation for Children
An Interview with Liu Jingtao, Director of the Program Development Department at the China Charities Aid Foundation for Children, as part of the “Thinking Strategically about Civil Society Assistance in China” project