Empowers Africa (EA) is a U.S. public charity under IRC Section 501(c)(3). Its mission is to support programs in the areas of human empowerment, wildlife protection and land conservation in sub-Saharan Africa. EA partners with some of the most effective organizations on the ground in Africa that are creating lasting and sustainable change.
EA’s focus is on:
• funding programs in communities that live in proximity to protected conservation and wildlife areas or World Heritage Sites
• funding programs in urban communities where tourism is a strong source of development and
• funding programs that support the protection of wildlife and land conservation
EA supports community-led, measurable and sustainable programs that bolster communities by improving access to education, healthcare and business opportunities. EA also support programs that protect wildlife and land conservation because they believe safeguarding Africa’s natural wealth is critical to the empowerment of the surrounding communities.
Financing Instrument: Grants
Project scale: Since 2013, EA has granted close to nine million dollars to over 60 organizations in 15 countries.
Recipient countries regions/country groups: Sub-Saharan Africa
Recipient categories: NPOs; NGOs
Eligibility Criteria: EA awards grants to 501(c)(3) organizations and other registered non-profit organizations identified by their staff. Empowers Africa funds programs in the areas of human empowerment, wildlife protection and land conservation in sub-Saharan Africa.
Application guidelines: Empowers Africa does not accept unsolicited grant proposals. Only organizations that are invited to apply will be able to submit an application. Please contact email@example.com for more information.