The Role of African Philanthropy in Responding to Covid-19

A new report from Dalberg Advisors and the African Philanthropy Forum sheds light on how philanthropy in Africa is changing in response to Covid-19 and what steps are needed to drive a more effective response.  Philanthropists focused on Africa have stepped up their support for the people and communities most impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic […]

COVID19 Action Fund for Africa: radical collaboration at its best

English Sall, Lyudmila Nepomnyashchiy (CHAP) In late September, the African Philanthropy Forum’s Executive Director, Mosun Layode, elevated the story about the powerful partnership of more than 30 organizations joined in collaborative action to protect the health of millions of Africans. Responding to an emergency requires an all-hands-on-deck approach: individuals and institutions set aside differences and […]


Lagos, August 25, 2020-  ‘’There is a need to work and change the whole system rather than focus on smaller group activities.” – Jeff Walker. In recognition of the need to address systemic problems that have hindered the potential growth of Africa for decades and accelerate systems change initiatives across the continent, African Philanthropy Forum […]

Confronting Modern Philanthropy’s Role in Racial Injustice

This article was first published on the Skoll Foundation website Source:(unsplash) James Eades By Atti Worku – Seeds of Africa, By Sibabalwe Mona – nuAfrica The myth of the corporate American do-gooder is a thinly veiled attempt at upholding the capitalist systems that produce and entrench systemic injustice and inequality. The philanthropic community must—and can—change […]

APF Thematic Meeting on Youth Employment in Nairobi – Apply To Attend

APF is scheduled to hold a Thematic Meeting in Nairobi on Friday, November 15. 2020. The event will focus on the theme “Accelerating Youth Employment in Africa” and will explore various approaches to creating employment opportunities for the increasing youth population in Africa. Attendance as the APF Thematic Meeting is by invitation only. Please note: […]

APF Member Spotlight: Kenyatta Trust

An Interview with Nyokabi Kenyatta, Director, Kenyatta Trust. How long has your family been giving and what motivates you to keep the tradition? As a family, we have always been givers. Beginning with our parents, HE Mzee Jomo Kenyatta and HE Mama Ngina Kenyatta who instilled in us the virtues of giving. We have continued […]

Endless Opportunities for Impact in 2019

What are your philanthropic plans for 2019? There are numerous ways to give back and varying channels to utilize. The United Nations has highlighted 17 focus areas- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which aligns the efforts of individuals and corporations across the world. The SDGs are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future […]

We Can All Be Philanthropists

According to the Greek Playwright, Aeschylus who coined the term philanthropy in the 5th century, Philanthropy simply means “love of humanity”. Today, we would go further to define philanthropy as the love of humanity that drives us to act; by giving monetary gifts, our time, skills, or voices to causes we care about. Philanthropy therefore […]

APF Member Spotlight: Aspire Coronation Trust Foundation

ACT Foundation commenced operations in early 2017 with the major objective to support nonprofit organizations across Africa through grantmaking as well as build a stronger social sector through capacity building. ACT Foundation has currently embarked on 2 grant cycles in 2017 and 2018 which has been hugely successful as the foundation partnered with about 47 […]

Press Release: APF Appoints New Board Member

Lagos, January 16, 2019 – The African Philanthropy Forum announces the appointment of Switin Munyantwali, to its Board of Directors. Swithin Munyantwali is the Vice Chairman and Co-Founder of the International Law Institute African Centre for Legal Excellence (ILI-ACLE), an affiliate of the International Law Institute, in Washington, DC. Since its establishment two decades ago, […]