The Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group is a dynamic and diverse network of organizations and individuals funding efforts that benefit Africa and its people. We offer new and experienced funders opportunities to build strong professional relationships and deepen their understanding of current trends to help make strategic funding decisions. Our mission is to promote robust, effective and responsive philanthropy to benefit African communities. Our vision is a world in which African communities achieve their full potential. More information on membership eligibility and how to join can be found at All About Membership.
Africa is a complex and varied continent with a shifting landscape of positive changes and pressing needs. With Africa’s wealth of natural resources and fast growing economies, this is a time of tremendous opportunity for funders to increase their impact and keep the momentum of positive change moving forward. However, there is still more to do. African communities need more and better access to health care, clean water, food security and education. Supporting organizations that are making a difference and engaged in good work will help communities across Africa achieve their full potential.
There are few networks where funders supporting work in Africa can easily connect with others who share their passion and interest and find practical information about the different approaches funders are using, what is working and what is not and why. As part of a community of grantmakers, you can make the right professional relationships and deepen your understanding of the context and trends of funding in countries across the Continent.
The Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group brings together funders, practitioners and scholars from Africa, Europe and North America who care about Africa. We believe that a larger and more knowledgeable network of funders will help to grow and strengthen the impact of private philanthropy in Africa.
Read the full Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group 2014-2016 Strategic Plan.