What We Fund:

Empowers Africa funds programs in the areas of human empowerment, wildlife protection and land conservation in sub-Saharan Africa. Empowers Africa awards its grants to 501(c)(3) organizations and other registered non-profit organizations identified by our staff. We look to support projects where modest grants will be most impactful. Grants are usually in the range of $2,500 to $10,000. Empowers Africa does not fund individual researchers.


We invite you to submit a grant proposal through the application found on our website here: Empowers Africa Grant Application.

Please complete the application, along with an attached mission statement, and send to with subject line “GRANT APPLICATION [Your Organization Name]” by September 30, 2018.

You will be contacted only if you have been selected or if we have further questions regarding your application. We only require the application and mission statement at this stage. Please do not submit additional materials.

*Should you be selected, we will require proof of non-profit status and audited financial statements.

Grant Deadline:

Grant application deadline is September 30, 2018. Successful grantee applicants will be selected by our Board of Trustees in early December 2018 and grants will be disbursed by the end of the year.