Championing African Visionaries

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Championing African Visionaries

A young African woman smiles at the camera and wears a t-shirt that says “Be bold. Build Community. Fight For Fairness. Learn and Innovate.

about us It’s time to back the bold ideas of local leaders.

We celebrate Africa. We champion African leaders. We want African ingenuity to get the financial backing it deserves.

Our all-African grantmaking team and extensive local network equips visionary doers and donors with the resources and connections they need to advance positive change.

How We Work

African visionary fellowship
  • An illustrated portrait of Hugues Hardy Ruremesha

    Hugues Hardy Ruremesha

    A former Boy Scout, Hardy formed Spring Communities to work towards a world where every young person is a changemaker in their community.

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  • Mary Kibai

    Mary Kibai

    Mary leads GRACE Initiative, a community-driven nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable children in Kenya.

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  • An illustrated portrait of Maria Omare

    Maria Omare

    Award-winning disability inclusion advocate Maria Omare is the founder and executive director of The Action Foundation.

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  • An illustrated portrait of Evodius Gervas Kikarugaha

    Evodius Gervas Kikarugaha

    Gervas is an activist for youth and women’s empowerment, working through Hakizetu Organization to prevent gender-based violence and promote sexual and reproductive health and rights for adolescents and youth in Tanzania.

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