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 Jean Michel Habineza

    Jean Michel Habineza

    Jean Michel co-founded iDebate Rwanda, training secondary students in the art of debate and public speaking.

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  • An illustrated portrait of Aaron Kirunda

    Aaron Kirunda

    Aaron Kirunda is the founder and CEO of enjuba, a Ugandan organization working to catalyze children’s literacy and executive function skills through programs that create a spark to make learning fun.

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  • An illustrated portrait of Cathreen Chirwa

    Cathreen Chirwa

    Cathreen is the executive director of There Is Hope, a Malawian NGO that works with refugees.

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  • An illustrated portrait of Solomon King Benge

    Solomon King Benge

    Solomon is the founder and executive director of Fundi Bots, providing hands-on, practical STEM education to Ugandan youth.

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