PDF-2007 -Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group -This summary report examined funding by forty-one American and two European funders for health and basic education programs for children and youth in ten Southern Africa countries between 2001 and 2005.
This report examines a sampling of grants so the trends discussed in the study apply only to the analysis of the sample grants included, which were made primarily by funders based in the United States.
Nonetheless, the mostly United States funders included represent a significant part of the larger donor and philanthropic community working in Southern Africa to improve the lives of children and youth through their support of health and basic education activities. This study provides information that is not readily available from other sources.
This Summary Report is organized into five sections. Section II presents the key findings of the report. Section III provides an overview of the research methodology. Section IV presents youth-related information and demographics on health and basic education and the role of local organizations in building local capacity. Section V gives an overview of funding for health, basic education, and comprehensive programs and the different types of national and international organizations supported.