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Harnessing the Power of African Women: AWDF

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Member Spotlight* African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) supports local, national and regional women-led organizations across Africa. As the first pan-African grant-making foundation, AWDF envisions a world where African women have social justice, equality, and respect for their rights and it works to mobilize financial resources to achieve this vision. AWDF champions African women in several ways. They focus […]


Championing the Environment: Global Greengrants Fund

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Member Spotlight* The Global Greengrants Fund (GGF) supports the efforts of communities to protect and restore their environments. GGF believes that solutions to environmental harm and social injustice come directly from those whose lives are affected. Since 1993, Global Greengrants Fund has made more than $71 million in grants to groups in 168 countries. GGF has […]


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 […]