A Different Kind of Wealth: Mapping a Baseline of African Community Foundations

This report is a first attempt to establish a baseline for the field of community foundations and other types of community philanthropy organizations in Africa. This is an important field united by a focus on building local assets, promoting local giving and strengthening the communities in which these organizations operate. The report draws on data collected by the Global Fund for Community Foundations (GFCF), both through its grantmaking and knowledge building programme, and information provided by non-grantee partners interested in being included in this cohort. The study is not comprehensive, but it represents a particular cross-section of organizations at a particular moment. We see this publication as one point on a journey that was started a long time ago and will continue far into the future.


Barry Knight, Jenny Hodgson


Global Fund for Community Foundations

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