Membership is open to all funders who support our mission, vision, and values and who want to be a part of robust, effective and responsive philanthropy to benefit African communities. All funders are welcomed to be a part of our vibrant and growing network. It does not matter where you are located. Our members include funders based in countries in Africa, Europe, and North America that are of all sizes and types.
Here are two reasons funders believe that AGAG adds value.
“AGAG enables participants to achieve global reach in an atmosphere that feels like family.”
“AGAG connects me with individuals and organizations working in the same space with whom I might not otherwise interact. It’s a unique opportunity to make new connections and speak frankly about the opportunities and challenges of philanthropy in Africa.”
Interested in becoming a member? Please read the information below.
AGAG serves the philanthropic community by catalyzing learning, networking, and strategic collaboration on a full range of issues and trends related to funding in Africa. AGAG members represent a diverse community of grantmakers and funders with different approaches and interests but a common belief in the positive role that private philanthropy can play in response to some of the pressing needs and exciting opportunities facing Africa and its people.
Being a part of a unique community of funders all engaged in Africa offers a range of benefits:
Your grantmaking organization can become an institution member, or you can join as an individual member. Both institution and individual members must have a formal mechanism and process for making grants or providing funding and operate primarily as a grantmaker.
1. Organization membership – foundations, grantmaking public charities, corporate giving programs and other philanthropy organizations with the primary purpose of making grants or providing funding. Under institution membership staff and trustees involved in grantmaking can participate as members. Institution members are listed on our website. Staff members with the primary responsibility for fundraising are not eligible to be members.
2. Individual membership – staff and trustees of grantmaking organizations and individual donors with a formal mechanism for their philanthropy. Under individual membership, only the individual can participate as a member.
We recognize that some grantmakers retain consultants to manage their grantmaking. Consultants working with grantmaking or funding organizations are eligible for membership only as the designated representative of an eligible institution and participation cannot be used to solicit work or to identify potential clients.
The leadership of the Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group determines membership approval and reserves the right to make exceptions to membership qualifications on a case-by-case basis.
Membership contributions help to support our work. We encourage grantmakers who are active in Africa and have the capacity to do so to support our work as Leadership or Sustaining Circle members to demonstrate the commitment to highlighting the role that philanthropy in improving lives of African communities.
Membership is based upon a sliding scale and is not pro-rated. If you have any questions in determining the appropriate membership category for your funding organizations, please contact us.