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Africa Grantmakers Affinity Group

Tides Center

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $60,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2007–December 31, 2009
  • Location San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Africa

About this grant

The Africa Grantmakers Affinity Group, a project of the Tides Center, is a membership-based organization of U.S.private foundations that fund in Africa. It provides a unique opportunity for foundations to learn and share with each other their grantmaking in Africa, especially as many of these foundations do not have offices in Africa. It also provides opportunities for networking, peer learning and exchanges, sharing of best practices, and collaborative funding.This grant will provide support for various programs and activities, particularly those related to knowledge building and knowledge sharing about grantmaking in Africa. This includes hosting an annual retreat where representatives from the foundations come together to talk about their work and to look at the many challenges they face.