About Empowers Africa

Empowers Africa is a U.S. public charity under IRC Section 501(c)(3) that supports programs in the areas of human empowerment, wildlife protection and land conservation in sub-Saharan Africa.

We partner with some of the most effective organizations on the ground in Africa that are creating lasting and sustainable change. Since 2013, we have granted over four million dollars to over 41 organizations in 15 countries.


  1. funding programs in communities that live in proximity to protected conservation and wildlife areas or World Heritage Sites
  2. funding programs in urban communities where tourism is a strong source of development and
  3. funding programs that support the protection of wildlife and land conservation

At Empowers Africa, we support community-led, measurable and sustainable programs that bolster communities by improving access to education, healthcare and business opportunities. We also support programs that protect wildlife and land conservation because we believe safeguarding Africa’s natural wealth is critical to the empowerment of the surrounding communities.

Additionally, Empowers Africa serves as a fiscal sponsor to a dozen organizations working on the ground in Africa. Through our 501(c)3 status, we are able to efficiently collect and process donations for some of the most effective changemakers on the continent, allowing them to focus on what’s most important—the work being done on the ground.