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A Breakdown of the Distribution of U.S. Foundation Funding by African Recipients

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Within the U.S. Foundation Funding of Africa report, we provide an infographic illustrating which countries in Africa received how much funding from U.S. based foundations.  Overall, approximately $1.5 billion dollars were funded to Africa. The top 5 recipients being Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Ethiopia and Senegal. On the opposite end of the list lives Gabon, […]


Foundation Funding By Geographic Focus

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The U.S. Foundation Funding for Africa report focuses on many aspects of foundation funding for Africa with a large focus on where money was given geographically.   In 2012, just over one-quarter of foundation giving for Africa targeted organizations headquartered in 36 of the 54 countries on the continent, led by the Kenya-based African Agricultural […]


A Brief Overview of the U.S. Foundation Funding for Africa Report

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The U.S. Foundation Funding for Africa represents a first- ever examination of grantmaking by the nation’s foundation community specifically focused on continental Africa. Prepared by Foundation Center in cooperation with Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group, this report captures all U.S. foundation funding focused on Africa, regardless of recipient location. We begin with an examination of the change […]


Solutions for Financial Inclusion: Serving Rural Women – PDF

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PDF – 2012 – This 2012 report, published by Women’s World Banking (WWB), highlights the findings of a gender research study in Uganda with low-income rural women and men with small- or medium sized farms. It sets out the specific gender-based social, cultural and legal barriers that rural women face in accessing and using financial services […]


Early Learning Innovation Fund Evaluation Final Report

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The Hewlett Foundation commissioned Management Systems International to conduct a formative evaluation of the Early Learning Innovation Fund. The Fund began in 2011 as part of the Quality Education in Developing Countries (QEDC) Initiative, a partnership between the Hewlett Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This report is part of a series of […]


Groundbreaking Research Reveals Changes in Funding for Africa

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New report reveals foundation funding for Africa increased by 400% over past decade Washington, D.C —November 18, 2015. A partnership between Foundation Center and the Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group (AGAG) has produced the first-ever overview of foundation funding specifically for continental Africa. According to new research released today by the two organizations, foundation grants targeting Africa […]


September 2015 AGAG Newsletter

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The September 2015 AGAG Newsletter highlights how philanthropy is responding in support of the range of rights issues facing communities in Africa from disability rights, to women’s rights to land rights.  Learn about the ground-breaking legal case that championed human rights and identity politics in East Africa. Read the report on the impact of Ebola […]


Member Spotlight – Global Fund for Children – West Africa Knowledge Exchange

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AGAG recently talked with Pamela Pratt, Program Associate for Africa of the Global Fund for Children (GFC), about their approach to knowledge exchange and learning in their work to improve the lives of children. Q: The GFC brings the organizations you support together for knowledge exchange workshops. Tell us about the one you had in May in […]


August 2015 AGAG Newsletter

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The August 2015 AGAG Newsletter features commentary on the impact of youth on philanthropy and a video feature on the role of the youth vote in Nigeria’s recent elections. Learn how a funder collaborative is helping to leverage resources in education and how a new interactive map from the Foundation Center is tracking funding for […]


Alliance blog – Youth Group Energizes African grantmakers’ conference

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Niamani Mutima reflects on the energy young people brought to the recent Africa Grantmakers’ Network conference in Arusha.  In this Alliance Magazine blog she notes how the young people who attended were active participants in the discussions and proactive about the role they can and are playing in building strong communities.  “Throughout the conference young […]