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U.S. Foundation Funding for Africa

Posted By WINGS, Friday, December 4, 2015

U.S. Foundation Funding for Africa, Wed 9 December 2015, 1:00pm EST | Register

Learn how trends in funding for Africa have changed over time. Join AGAG for a discussion about U.S. Foundation Funding for Africa, its new publication with the Foundation Center. This first-ever analysis of funding specifically for Africa gives an overview of funding trends over the decade from 2002-2012 and takes a deeper look at funding in 2012.

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Groundbreaking Research Reveals Changes in Funding for Africa

Posted By WINGS, Monday, November 23, 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 increased more than 400%, from $288.8 million in 2002 to nearly $1.5 billion in 2012. The number of grants also increased from 1,380 to 1,965.

U.S. Foundation Funding for Africa examines changes in funding over a decade and provides a detailed portrait of giving in 2012. It compares differences in funding for organizations headquartered in Africa and funding for activities focused on Africa implemented by organizations headquartered outside of Africa. The report is based upon an analysis of Foundation Center’s FC 1000 annual data sets, which include grants of $10,000 or more given by 1,000 of the largest U. S. independent, corporate, community and grantmaking operating foundations. The FC 1000 sets account for more than 75% of all international funding by U.S. foundations.

Learn more and download the report at africagrantmakers.org.

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EAAG to co-host #GivingTuesday in Kenya

Posted By WINGS, Thursday, November 19, 2015

Kenya is set to host a national giving day after officially joining the Global #GivingTuesday Movement. #GivingTuesday is a first of its kind event in Kenya that will harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners—charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.

Owing to its globally recognized philanthropic practice, Kenya is proud to have been chosen as the first African country to host Giving Tuesday.

The East Africa Association of Grantmakers (EAAG), will lead other partners in organizing events of the day. EAAG will seek to apply technology and the new philanthropy approaches to rally local resource mobilization efforts in support of different causes and thereby create better visibility of the culture & practice of community giving in Kenya.

For more information visit givingtuesdaykenya.org.

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New Foundation Center resources on African philanthropy

Posted By WINGS, Thursday, November 19, 2015
In partnership with the Bernard van Leer Foundation, Foundation Center launched Foundation Maps for Early Childhood Development in East Africa. This interactive map shows how much foundation funding and bilateral/multilateral aid has gone to ECD since 2008 in 16 African countries. The map is intended for foundations, NGOs, policymakers, and other stakeholders working in early childhood development.

In partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies and the King Baudouin Foundation, Foundation Center launched Equal Footing, a free data portal to map, share, and expand philanthropic resources for Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda. It also connects funders with NGOs supporting women’s economic development in Central Africa.

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The Other Foundation: Call for peer reviewers and grant applications

Posted By WINGS, Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Call for Peer Reviewers | Guidelines and Application Forms

We invite applications from lesbian and transgender individuals from thirteen eligible southern African countries, to get involved in making decisions about grants for work that addresses discrimination against lesbian women or transgender people. The thirteen eligible countries from which peer reviewers may apply are Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

A selection panel will review all applications and make decisions about the appointment of peer reviewers. All peer reviewers must be available for a two-day regional workshop that will be held in Johannesburg on 24 and 25 November 2015. Peer reviewers will not be paid for their time but the Other Foundation will pay all expenses for participation. Decisions about successful applicants will be made within one week of the closing date for applications.

The closing date for submission of applications is Wednesday, 11 November 2015.

Call for Grant Applications | Guidelines and Application Forms

We invite applications for grants from any individual or organization in thirteen eligible southern African countries, for work that addresses discrimination against lesbian women or transgender people. To be eligible for a grant you must be:

  • A lesbian woman or a transgender person, or an organization that is led by lesbian women or transgender people; or
  • A general LGBTI organization that addresses discrimination against transgender people or lesbian women.

Grant applications will be accepted for work up to the end of September 2016. The thirteen eligible countries from which grant applications will be accepted are Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Grant allocations will be made in a two-step process. The first step will be to submit a concept proposal.

All concept proposals will be assessed by a panel of peers of grant applicants. The peer reviewers will recommend the concept proposals that will be taken to the second stage of the grant making process. In the second stage, the recommended applicants will be invited to submit full grant proposals. The board of trustees of the Other Foundation will make final decisions about grant allocations.

The Foundation has ZAR 1.5 million for grant allocations in this round of grant making.

The closing date for submission of grant concept proposals is Wednesday, 11 November 2015.

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Tools to understand funding landscapes in Africa

Posted By WINGS, Thursday, October 15, 2015

Tools to Understand Funding Landscapes in Africa, Wed 28 October 2015, 1:00pm EST | Register 

Data that helps funders to locate their philanthropy within the broader funding context can be very useful — especially when working across borders. Knowing who is funding what and where can help funders to see the bigger picture, discover new partners for collaboration, and apply lessons learned to increase the impact of their work.

The Foundation Center has launched two new mapping tools to deepen our understanding of funding that targets issues affecting African communities.

Early Childhood Development in East Africa shows foundation and multilateral and bilateral funding for early childhood development in countries in East Africa. Equal-footing shows funding across a range of issues in Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda.

This webinar demonstrates how both tools can help funders to deepen their understanding of the funding landscapes in Africa and inform their grantmaking. This webinar is a collaboration between the Africa Grantmakers' Affinity Group and Foundation Center. Open to funders only. Registration is required.

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Human rights funding in Sub-Saharan Africa

Posted By WINGS, Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Context and Data — Human Rights Funding in Sub-Saharan Africa, Wed 30 September 2015, 1:00pm EDT | Register

The issue of human rights is a local and global concern facing communities  among the diverse landscapes and context in countries across Africa. This webinar organized by Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group (AGAG) explores the intersection of environment, climate, and human rights, its impact on women and indigenous communities and how local organizations are working to help their communities address these issues in West Africa.

It will also explore what the data on human rights funding in Sub-Saharan Africa reveals about the role philanthropy is playing. Christen Dobson, Program Director, Research and Policy, IHRFG, will share research from IHRFG's Advancing Human Rights: The State of Global Foundation Grantmaking report.

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New regional newsletters

Posted By WINGS, Thursday, September 17, 2015

We're happy to announce two new regional newsletters, shared with the August issue of WINGS Dispatch. View and share news from Latin America and the African region, and suggest features and topics for future issues.

Tags:  Africa  Latin America  newsletters 

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Forum: New 'Local Cultures of Giving' video

Posted By WINGS, Wednesday, September 16, 2015

In a recent video, Dr. Atallah Kuttab and other Richard von Weizsäcker fellows talk about this year’s workshop "Perspectives on Arab & Global Philanthropy" at the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin.

View and discuss in the Local Cultures of Giving forum.

Tags:  Africa  forums  MENA 

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