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Africa Giving Platform

Sivio Institute

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2023–June 30, 2025
  • Location Dayton, OH, United States
  • Geographic Focus Southern Africa

About this grant

The project goal is to strengthen community philanthropy by developing an online giving platform that is accessible, low cost and benefits civil society organizations in Africa. The platform will profile organizations that do not have access to global giving facilities or the internet and will enable individuals to give to organizations of their choice. To ensure that organizations on the platform are credible, Sivio Institute will vet the organizations and provide them with the necessary support to be compliant with the vetting process. In addition, the grantee will profile newly established community foundations to unlock funding from communities in the diaspora. The grantee was established in 2018 to contribute to Africa’s inclusive socioeconomic transformation by promoting pro-poor policy development processes, advancing community-led development and nurturing citizen agency. The Sivio Institute is registered in the United States, but is based in Zimbabwe and is expanding its operations to South Africa.