Philanthropy in Indonesia

This paper is part of a larger study by Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace, started in 2016, to review the current state of philanthropy in emerging economies and the role philanthropy is playing in the world today. This is the fifth report from the study: the earlier four reports in the series are on Philanthropy in India (October 2017), Philanthropy in Russia (January 2018), Philanthropy in the Arab Region (March 2018) and Philanthropy in Brazil (May 2018).

Like the other reports, this is not a full-scale statistical survey of Indonesian philanthropy; still less is it a once-and-for-all summing up. Instead, it aims to throw light on current developments in, obstacles to, and possibilities for philanthropy in Indonesia, especially highlighting innovations and new initiatives. This has been done partly through looking at existing research, but mainly through a series of conversations with people who have been trying to promote, support or strengthen different areas of philanthropy in the country.

The areas covered by the report include various forms of giving by the wealthy, including corporate philanthropy and family foundations. It looks at the growth of social enterprise and impact investing. Perhaps most interestingly, it looks at faith-based philanthropy and media philanthropy, both growing areas supported by individual giving, and more widely at giving by ordinary individuals and the potential therein for social justice philanthropy.

Author: Caroline Hartnell

Published by: Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace

Published: February 2020

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