WHO WE ARE

APN is the only continent-wide network of organizations and individuals in Africa and its diaspora who promotes the culture of philanthropic giving.

WHAT WE DO

We bring together varied philanthropic stakeholders who are working to address the many development challenges facing the African continent.

JOINING APN

Together, we can reclaim the power and elevate practices of African philanthropy by providing leadership on the development of philanthropy agendas.

WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE

Our approach towards promoting African philanthropy is built upon a strong foundation of research. In April 2013, we produced a report titled “Sizing the field: frameworks for a new narrative of African philanthropy.” The report presents an analytical framework for documenting and highlighting the different types of philanthropic activity being pursued in Africa by individuals, communities, and organisations. In this research, we identified four models of African philanthropy listed below. Our work in the current strategic period will seek to promote and advance these and other models which will emerge.

IN-KIND & SERVICE CONTRIBUTION PHILANTHROPY

This mode includes the provision of specific proprietary services or application of non-financial personal resources towards philanthropic purposes.

MOBILIZED PHILANTHROPY

This mode brings together a number of individual donors for support of general groups of beneficiaries not directly linked to the donors('Many to Many').

COMMUNITY-BASED PHILANTHROPY

This model maps to the 'Many to One' segment of our initial framework and is likely the most predominant form of philanthropy across Africa today.

HIGH NET WORTH AND INSTITUTIONAL PHILANTHROPY

Traditionally the most visible and recognized form of philanthropy. This type of giving is characterized by a large amount of privately owned and controlled resources.

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

Every Year...

$ 3Billion

Conservative estimate of the total pool of potential high net worth individuals

17%

World Giving Index weighted average rate of giving for Africa

37Million People

Estimated number of urban adults making charitable contributions

OUR GALLERY

The photographs in galleries covering different APN events. The gallery will be updated from time to time so keep an eye on this set of pages.

RECENT NEWS

APN blogs and publication brings a lot of different understanding of African philanthropy and its practice.

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