AGN membership

Members are the backbone of the AGN Network. We believe that sustainable development presumes the existence of social cohesion between and amongst different role players in our society including civil society, faith-based institutions, traditional leaders and the business sector. In all its programmes, AGN links various sectors and agencies to create the social capital necessary for the pace and scale of development that can propel Africa into a new era of inclusive growth and equity.

The strength of AGN is in its ability to bring together a varied membership of African grantmakers and philanthropic institutions who are working to address the many challenges facing Africa. Together, AGN and its members share knowledge and undertake activities that aim at building on the African traditions of philanthropy to address social injustice and other development issues that hinder Africa's growth path.

Membership criteria

AGN membership is arranged into the following categories

  • Community Foundations: Targets a geographical area or population sub group and provides opportunities for small contributions to accumulate their donations for the benefit of the community
  • Public Foundations: Targets a geographical area at a national level, sub regional level and provides opportunities for all kinds of contributors to support community work in those regions
  • Corporate foundations: Legally established and independent in the name of a privately owned company; operates based on financial resources and governance
  • Private foundation: Includes family foundations that have registered funds or endowments in the name of a family, or the donor plays a significant role in the management of the foundation
  • Associate member: Non-African Grant making organisations supporting development work in Africa.
  • Friends of AGN: Other networks, non-grant making organisations supporting philanthropy across the globe.

Types of Membership

  • Full Membership: African Grant maker, African foundation, or an African owned foundation that shares the philosophy of AGN. Preferably these are grantmakers with grant amounts of not less $99,000.00
  • Associate Membership: International funders (with their own fund) who operate or plan to develop African funding programms or initiatives.
  • Friends of AGN: Organisations and individuals who offer support services to foundations and grant makers in Africa and are concerned with the promotion of philanthropy in the region.


  • Annual Reports
  • Audited financial reports
  • By Laws – Statutes
  • Profile on grant making history

Our Members





KCDF   Kenya
TrustAfrica   Senegal
Akiba Uhaki   Kenya
African Women's Development Fund   Ghana
Afrigrants Resources Limited   Nigeria
King Baudouin Foundation   Belgium
African Biodiversity Network   Kenya
Southern Africa Trust   South Africa
Tony Elumelu Foundation   Nigeria
Nelson Mandela Children's Fund   South Africa
Tanzania Gatsby Trust   Tanzania
The Foundation for Civil Society   Tanzania 
Global Alliance for Development Foundation   Ghana
USA for Africa   USA
Global Fund for community Foundation   South Africa 
Open Society Foundation 
Southern Africa Community grantmakers Leadership Forum (SACGLF)
Masiela Trust Fund   Botswana
Arusha Municipal Community Foundation (AMCF)   Tanzania
Kinondoni Community Foundation (KCF)   Tanzania
Morogoro Municipal Community Foundation (MMCF)   Tanzania
The International Good Samaritan Mission/Mission for Improvement and Boosting Organizational Services to the Community (MIBOS)   Tanzania
Mott Foundation   South Africa
Rockefeller Foundation   Kenya
Grantmakers Without Borders   USA
Inyathelo Foundation   South Africa
CUTS Africa Resource Centre   Kenya
You Climate Reporting   Canada  
Isis-WICCE   Uganda
Youth Challenge International   Zanzibar
Baveeko Basome   Uganda
CAF Southern Africa   South Africa
Schooner Foundation   USA
Research For Development International   Kenya
Kikandwa Environmental Association   Uganda
Western Zimbabwe Foundation   Zimbabwe
Child Protection Alliance   The Gambia
ECPAT International   The Gambia
Economic & Social Research Foundation   Tanzania
Urgent Action Fund - EA   Kenya
Kastage Community Foundation   Ghana
 Uluntu Community Foundation    Zimbabwe
FCD Mozambique   Mozambique

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