Who We Are

Segal Family Foundation is a social impact funder and advisor. We back local African leaders with huge potential to transform society and help progressive donors do the same. 

We invest in early-stage, local leaders with big visions. 

We know it’s possible to build a stronger, more resilient civil society in Africa, and we know only local leaders can create such community-driven change.

Equity is our founding principle, and we’ve spent years developing a more just, localized approach. We believe philanthropy should promote self-determination within African communities, not work against it. Proximate leaders, with their intimate understanding of local problems and solutions, are central to everything we do.

Our grantmaking team is also 100% African. They’re in charge of strategy and funding decisions, and they work with local experts to identify visionaries with the potential for great social impact—even those at the beginning of their journey.

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