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Strengthening Organizations in Africa: KBFUS

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Member Spotlight*

 

AGAG members support the work of organizations making a difference in African communities. Our members are one of the reasons that the AGAG network is so unique.  

This week’s member spotlight focus is on the King Baudouin Foundation United States  (KBFUS) and its work to facilitate support of organizations across Africa. KBFUS is a resource for funders who want to support organizations outside of the United States and for organizations seeking to partner with donors.

The King Baudouin Foundation based in Brussels is the parent foundation of KBFUS.  The King Baudouin African Development Prize is awarded every other year in recognition of initiatives that are initiated and led by Africans to improve the lives of their communities.   The prize also highlights innovative solutions to challenges facing the African continent.  The 2016-2017 prize was awarded to three organizations: 

Barefootlaw.org, the first online legal service in East Africa.

Farmerline.co providing real-time information to farmers on their mobile phones to reach markets and increase their productivity. 

Kytabu that developed an app for students to lease textbook contents to students in Kenya.

For a view of the organizations’ whose work has been supported through the KBFUS see their Foundation Map.

  • Member Spotlight highlights how members of AGAG are working to promote robust, effective, and responsive philanthropy to benefit African communities. 

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