Alongside the United States Agency for International Development at the United Nations General Assembly today, 15 global grantmakers joined with bilateral donors from around the world in endorsing a donor statement on committing to locally led development.
The Council, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and David and Lucile Packard Foundation, as leaders of a new Leadership Circle on Locally Led Development, celebrate the commitments from these foundations to embrace better models for global grantmaking.
The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is committing to give at least 25% of our international grantmaking directly to local organizations this year.
Peter Laugharn, president and CEO of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Peter Laugharn, president and CEO of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, a co-chair of the leadership circle, advocates for increasing support for locally led development. “Local communities best understand the challenges they face, and the solutions needed to address them,” he said. “Philanthropy has a responsibility to increase its direct funding to local organizations, and we are proud to be collaborating with our peers and other partners to support greater locally led development. True change must start at home, and that is why the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is committing to give at least 25% of our international grantmaking directly to local organizations this year.”
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Please read the full news release on the Council of Foundations website.