Philanthropy Times – The historical growth of Chinese private foundations
The ‘Foundation Supervision Regulations’ were issued in June of 2004, opening the door to the non-governmental funding and establishment of private foundations. In November of that same year, the fourth Plenum of the 16th Central Committee put forward their “social construction” concept.
Southern Metropolis – Song Zhibiao: will 98.6% of foundations please “wake up”
Song Zhibiao: will 98.6% of foundations please “wake up” 宋志标：98.6%的基金会请“醒来” By Song Zhibiao 宋志标, Southern Metropolis Public Welfare Weekly 南都公益周刊 , November 5, 2013 The scale and capacity of foundations has always been regarded as a huge variable for the new social order of mainland Chinese public welfare. However are foundations aware of what is responsible for this characteristic? Looking at the statistical data it is difficult to be optimistic; foundations are still “fast asleep”. Recently the Weibo account known as “Chinese Foundations Evaluation Notice” published information that showed that over the past three years just 47 foundations have given financial assistance to 103 NGOs. According to figures released by …read more
Beijing to introduce new regulations that prevent charitable associations from collecting donations
On the 27th September, the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Civil Affairs announced that the city’s first local charity regulations – ‘The Beijing Charitable Enterprise Promotion Measures’ – would come into effect by the end of the year.
How Far Has Philanthropy Sector Reform Come Since 2011? The Experts Debate
CDB’s Guo Ting, reports on a debate among experts and leaders within the philanthropy sector about how far the sector has come since the critical year of 2011 when it was beset by scandals and energized by microblog campaigns.
As Foreign Funding Dries Up, Gansu NGOs Find It Harder to Survive
This article examines the dilemma faced by grassroots NGOs in the western part of China with the decline of international funding, and whether domestic funding, particularly from private foundations, might fill the gap.
Ministry of Civil Affairs: various measures to promote openness and transparency among charitable organizations
At a news conference, the Minister of Civil Affairs, Li Liguo explained that the recent media stories and public criticism over various scandals and problems in the charitable sector have prompted authorities to take faster action in prompting openness and transparency in the sector.
The CFPA and the Third Anniversary of the Wenchuan Earthquake
This is one of several articles on NGO responses to disasters that we are making available in commemoration of the May 12, 2008 Wenchuan earthquake in Sichuan.
The Guo Meimei Incident and Grassroots NGOs
This essay by Yu Fangqiang recounts the various scandals that hit China’s philanthropy sector in 2011, and takes grassroots NGOs to task for remaining on the sidelines during this period and not taking a more public stance in promoting transparency and accountability in the sector
Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau: Civil Servants Will Gradually Withdraw from Charitable, Public Welfare Organizations
Beijing Civil Affairs Bureau stated that starting this year, civil servants will gradually withdraw from the charitable, public welfare organizations to ensure the voluntary and social nature of these organizations.
Is the Alashan (SEE) Foundation a Model For the One Foundation?
This article is written by the founder of the environmental NGO, Green Beagle Environmental Institute, and offers a fairly scathing critique of the way in which Chinese foundations carry out their grantmaking work.
Shenzhen will expand the categories of social organizations that can register directly with Civil Affairs
Shenzhen announced it would further its social management reforms by expanding the categories of social organizations that can register directly with Civil Affairs without pre-approval from a supervising unit.
Gingko Partner Interviews: Wang Yi’ou
The following article is a profile of Wang Yi’ou, founder of the up-and-coming China Dolls Care and Support Association which offers support to people suffering from “brittle bone” and other rare diseases