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 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, […]

Budgeting: Make The Most Of Your Charitable Giving  

How a philanthropist decides on the amount to give through one of the options identified above would involve a number of considerations.  At the heart of it lies the individual’s values; ultimately the philanthropists’ budget depends on the amount available and what the philanthropist thinks is an appropriate amount to give, and the answer to […]

Structuring Your Giving: 5 Things You Need To Know

There are many different options available to the philanthropist in terms of the vehicle or structure used for giving and the choice made will depend on a number of considerations. However, the key thing is to get proper tax and legal advice so that the tax obligations are clear and there is a shared understanding […]

12 Core Approaches To Effective Philanthropy

Style or approach to philanthropy There are many different ways to be a philanthropist and the style or approach to philanthropy is a very individual one.  In recent years, the study and practice of philanthropy has grown rapidly and there is now a great deal of literature, and supporting professionals, which deal with various options. […]