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Innovation in Education: The Luminos Fund

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Member Spotlight* This month’s member spotlight highlights the Luminos Fund and their Speed School Program, an accelerated learning program. In September, 2017 the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), an international initiative for innovation and collaboration in education, awarded the Luminos Fund’s Speed School project as a winner of its 2017 WISE Award, which recognizes and […]


Meeting Children’s Needs in Africa: Firelight Foundation

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Member Spotlight* Nurturing strong, healthy and happy children requires the collective efforts of the entire community. This member spotlight focus is on the Firelight Foundation that supports community organizations to mobilize their resources to help transform lives of marginalized children, youth, and families. Through their support to local organizations, they acknowledge that real change takes years […]


Empowering Women: Women Fund Tanzania

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We often overlook the work of local funding organizations in Africa. They are an important part of the philanthropy landscape and their impact is making a difference in lives of their communities.  One such grantmaking organization in Tanzania is the Women Fund Tanzania.  The Women Fund Tanzania (WFT) is Tanzania’s first and only women’s rights fund.  Their […]


Supporting Education in Africa: Elma Philanthropies

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Member Spotlight * This week’s member spotlight focus is on the Elma Philanthropies Services and the ELMA Group of Foundations. The ELMA Foundation invests in the education and development of African children. It supports organizations and programs that help communities gain access to quality early childhood care and that prepare children to learn and participate in […]


Building Peace in Africa: Carnegie Corporation of New York

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Member Spotlight * This week’s member spotlight focus is on the Carnegie Corporation of New York support to strengthen peace building efforts across Africa through supporting research, training, and networks.  Peacebuilding in Africa is a special, cross initiative in collaboration with Carnegie’s International Peace and Security program (IPS) and Higher Education and Research in Africa sub program […]


Philanthropy Nigeria | Get to know the Nigerian Philanthropic Sector

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According to the United Nations World Populations Aspects report, by 2050, Africa will account for the highest population increase with an additional 1.3 billion people on the continent; much of the growth in Nigeria. The report predicts Nigeria will become the world’s third largest country, one of the six nations projected to have a population of […]


Supporting Transformative Change in Africa: Wallace Global Fund

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Member Spotlight* This week’s member spotlight focus is on the Wallace Global Fund (WGF). The mission of WGF is to fight injustice and protect the diversity of nature and the natural systems upon which all life depends.The Fund supports organizations creating transformative change to promote democracy, human rights, public health and a sustainable planet.    WGF […]


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 […]


Learning About Community Philanthropy in Africa

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Because strategic partnerships and collective action are critical to leveraging international and local funding, AGAG partners with organizations that are committed to advancing Africa’s development agenda in ways that promote local solutions and models that enhance community resilience. AGAG’s 2017 Conference session on community philanthropy highlighted the impact of community philanthropy in South Africa and Kenya. […]


KCDF – 20 Years of Community Philanthropy

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Member Spotlight* In June, the Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) will celebrate its 20th Anniversary in Nairobi with “Durable Development – Shifting the Power: Building Community Resilience,” a special two-day conference that will bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to brainstorm strategies for sustainable development in the region. KCDF was formed in 1997 by […]