Global Atlantic Fellows

The Atlantic Philanthropies
The Atlantic Philanthropies are dedicated to advancing opportunity, equity and human dignity. Established in 1982, when Chuck Feeney quietly committed virtually all of his family’s assets to the foundation, Atlantic has since made grants approaching $8 billion. In keeping with Mr Feeney’s “giving while living,” big¬ bet philosophy, Atlantic invests in systemic change to accelerate improvements in the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people. The foundation, which has operated in Australia, Bermuda, Cuba, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United States and Vietnam, will complete all grant making in 2016 and conclude operations shortly afterward.

Atlantic has invested $350 million in South Africa to advance and uphold justice, promote better health care and improve health equity, enhance the quality of and access to universities and research centres, deliver services that support transformative social change, improve human rights and dignity, and fulfill the promises guaranteed in the constitution.

The Atlantic Fellows programme
The Atlantic Fellows at Tekano are part of an interconnected set of Atlantic Fellows programmes that spans five continents and addresses different facets of social and economic inclusion and justice. This programme will be the sixth and final programme in the set which includes:

  • Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
  • Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity in Southeast Asia at the Equity Initiative, based in Vietnam.
  • Atlantic Fellows at the Global Brain Health Institute, a collaboration involving the University of California, San Francisco and Trinity College, Dublin.
  • Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity at the International Inequalities Institute, London School of Economics.
  • Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity at Columbia University in the City of New York.
  • Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity in South Africa at Tekano.

The Atlantic Institute
The Atlantic Institute is based at Oxford University in the United Kingdom and will work to connect and facilitate collaboration across the Atlantic Fellows programmes. The Atlantic Institute will also support the global network of Atlantic Fellows throughout their careers with opportunities to connect, exchange ideas and further develop their skills as leaders and changemakers. The Atlantic Institute will organise global convenings and offer annual innovation prizes for Atlantic Fellows and alumni to develop and implement creative and effective ideas.