Who We Are

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Our Mission

The African Philanthropy Forum (APF) is a strong and vibrant community of givers who through their strategic investments, partnerships, and influence, foster inclusive and sustainable development on the African Continent.

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Our Vision

We envision a strong and dynamic homegrown philanthropic community on the African Continent, playing a catalytic role in Africa’s achievement of inclusive and sustainable development.

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Our History

The African Philanthropy Forum (APF) was established in 2014 to build a learning community of strategic African philanthropists and social investors committed to inclusive and sustainable development throughout the Continent.

It was incubated by the Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF), a global network of strategic philanthropists and social investors committed to international causes from 2014 – 2016. In 2017, APF became an independent entity and continues to be an affiliate of the GPF.

Over the years, APF has established a stronger presence on the Continent, with footprints in Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda, through its regional meetings and conferences. The APF has also invested in the development of the Toolkit for African Philanthropists and the “Why Give” Series, which consists of interviews with Africa’s strategic philanthropic leaders to showcase their motivations for giving.

Since becoming an independent entity, APF has reached over 430 philanthropists and social investors in Africa and across the world, bringing the total number to over 900 since 2014.