As local philanthropy continues to grow in Nigeria, the size, scale, and scope are worth understanding. This report commissioned by the African Philanthropy Forum provides insights into giving trends, motivations, issues, investments, contribution per region, sentiments around collective infrastructure for giving, methods for giving, decision making strategies, who the philanthropists are, sectors philanthropists operate in and trends in small business driven/SME philanthropy.
Scanning the Philanthropy Ecosystem in Nigeria report details the results of a survey of 365 civil society leaders comprising academics, foundations, traditional nonprofits, religious/faith-based organizations among others who answered questions about their perception and experience engaging with philanthropists.
The report also contains an analysis of the activities of 973 philanthropists identified through open-source research and qualitative interviews with philanthropy experts and philanthropists. The report captures current insights and understanding around local philanthropy in Nigeria; where it is now, and where it may be heading.