AFRICAN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
African Leadership Academy seeks to transform Africa by developing a powerful network of over 6,000 leaders who will work together to address Africa’s greatest challenges, achieve extraordinary social impact, and accelerate the continent’s growth trajectory.
AGAHOZO-SHALOM YOUTH VILLAGE
Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village (ASYV) enables orphaned and vulnerable youth to realize their maximum potential by providing them with a safe and secure living environment, health care, education and necessary life skills. Education and service are used to model and create socially responsible citizens in Rwanda and around the world.
Educate! provides youth with skills training in leadership, entrepreneurship and workforce readiness along with mentorship to start real businesses at school. Our model is delivered through practically- trained teachers and youth mentors. Educate!’s goal is to make this practical, skills-based model part of national education systems.
Resonate catalyzes the next generation of female leaders, using storytelling to engender confidence and agency. Personal stories communicate values and passion, and inspire the support of others in a professional setting, in a business endeavor, or in a community initiative
Generation Citizen (GC) works to ensure that every student in the United States receives an effective action civics education, which provides them with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in our democracy as active citizens.
UBUNTU EDUCATION FUND
Ubuntu is guided by a simple, all-encompassing, yet radical mission: to help raise Port Elizabeth’s orphaned and vulnerable children by giving them what all children deserve—everything.
GIRL UP INITIATIVE UGANDA (GUIU)
Girl Up Initiative Uganda (GUIU) provides young women and girls with opportunities to succeed and thrive as leaders in their slum communities through holistic education and economic empowerment. We strive to build a vibrant movement of girls who speak up against violence, make healthy and informed choices, and reach their full educational potential
Since our founding in 1987 by the leadership and investment of the leading global growth equity firm, General Atlantic, Echoing Green has provided nearly 700 promising social entrepreneurs working in 70 countries with $40 million in start-up funding, customized support services, and access to our global network of champions.
Ujima Foundation for Training & Development is a training institute that works to empower orphaned youngsters so that they can get a job and support themselves and the children under their care. These youths are trained on employability, entrepreneurship and hospitality and are linked with the job market for internships and jobs. They thus become role models to their siblings and the community hence undoubtedly convey the message that Ujima is trying to spread: “best support is self-support”
Ongoza’s mission is to build and sustain peace and prosperity in Africa by providing resources and training youth to add value to their existing skills and assets and create successful enterprises, through our 3 programs of Fanaka, Ujuzi and Uongozi.
SHINING HOPE FOR COMMUNITIES
We believe in the urban poor; in their strength, resil- ience and capacity to create a better future. Through grassroots leadership, we link schools for girls to community services for all, building vibrant, gender equitable communities where all are able to realize their full potential.
Unreasonable Institute accelerates the growth of early stage companies in East Africa. They focus on for-profit and financially sustainable non-profit businesses across diverse sectors with positive social/environmental impact integrated into their models. Every year, they run 10 month programs designed to get early stage high potential companies in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda what they need to grow.
SELECTED GRANTEE LIST
Bicycles Against Poverty
Gardens for Health International
Lwala Community Alliance
Teach for Uganda
Wezesha (formerly M.C.E. Uganda)