Africa Grantmakers Blog

promoting increased & more effective funding in Africa


Our Vision - AGAG envisions a world in which African communities achieve their full potential.

Our Mission- AGAG promotes robust, effective, and responsive philanthropy benefiting African communities.

Our Operating Statement - AGAG serves the philanthropic community by catalyzing learning, networking, and strategic collaboration on a full range of issues and trends related to funding at all levels in Africa.

Our Core Values - AGAG strives to operate with the following core values:

  • Diversity & Respect: AGAG values and is committed to fostering a diversity of constructive experiences, opinions, and approaches. It encourages new voices and ideas from current and potential members and the full range of philanthropic and other stakeholders working in support of positive change in Africa.
  • Accountability: AGAG holds itself to a high standard of ethical conduct and accountability and encourages the same of its members, stakeholders, and the field of Africa philanthropy.
  • Knowledge and Learning: AGAG values knowledge, learning, candor, and critical thinking and believes that gathering, curating, and sharing knowledge are essential activities in effective funding.
  • Collaboration and Partnership: AGAG is committed to building collaborations and partnerships to advance its vision, mission, and goals.

Our Goals

  • Advocate for sustained and increased philanthropy dedicated to Africa at all levels.
  • Explore and educate funders on methods of effective funding approaches and trends in current philanthropy to Africa.
  • Ensure AGAG’s organizational sustainability, stability, and sound management to successfully achieve its vision, mission, values, and goals.


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