• Regional philanthropic support to governance on the African continent

    The African Grantmakers Network at a session exploring the role of foundations in fostering stakeholder participation for transparency and accountability in governance processes, on 27th September, 2013, New York. Read more...

    Date Posted: 07-Oct-2013  
    Posted By: AGN Secretariat

  • Africa's Wealthy Give Back

    Philanthropy is an integral part of the African identity. Philanthropy, or giving, has long been practiced by Africans at individual and community levels, both formally and informally, and at multiple levels of scale. Read more...

    Date Posted: 19-Nov-2014  
    Posted By: AGN Secretariat


    The board of the African Grantmakers Network (AGN) regret to inform you of the postponement of the 3rd AGN Assembly that was due to take place from 17th – 19th November 2014 in Accra, Ghana. This will now take place in the second half of 2015. Read more...

    Date Posted: 26-Aug-2014  
    Posted By: AGN Secretariat

  • African Grantmakers Network (AGN) Vision

    We seek varied avenues to define our agenda for promoting an African voice and agenda for philanthropy, to grow a transformed, relevant, vibrant and sustainable African community of philanthropy and social investment Read more...

    Date Posted: 07-Oct-2013  
    Posted By: AGN Secretariat

  • Strategies for building sustainable philanthropy in Africa

    AGN's Peer-to-Peer learning event took place at the Sarova Whitesands Resort and Spa in Mombasa, Kenya on 23rd July, 2013. 25 organisations gathered to share their experiences. Read more...

    Date Posted: 07-Oct-2013  
    Posted By: AGN WebAdmin

African Grantmakers Network

African Grantmakers Network (AGN) - Voice and Action for African Philanthropy is a continent-wide network of African grantmaking organizations that facilitates networking and experience-sharing among established and emerging African philanthropic institutions. AGN aims at consolidating the voice for African philanthropy to address social injustice and development issues on the continent.

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What We Do

Engaging African Leaders

We work with African Philanthropic organisations to identify and profile African philanthropy icons. This includes publicising and conducting research on cutting – edge philanthropic issues in Africa. Learn more...

Policy Advocacy/Enabling Environment

We support member-driven advocacy, for purposes of documenting knowledge on policy discussions on African Philanthropy. Learn more...

Thought Leadership

AGN’s strength and capacity is in its ability to generate knowledge and convening platforms aimed at conducting and disseminating scoping on African philanthropy. Learn more...

Membership Services

Creating knowledge platform for providing access to information, for our members and the public. This includes facilitating demand-driven peer learning opportunities. Learn more...

News and Opportunities

Africa's Wealthy Give Back
Date Posted: 19-Nov-2014  
Meet the 2012 African Philanthropy Award Winner!
Date Posted: 25-Sep-2014  
PARTICIPATORY GRANT MAKING - A Southern Africa Success Story
Date Posted: 25-Sep-2014  
Date Posted: 26-Aug-2014  
AGN THINK PIECE on philanthropy - The Africapitalist Philanthropist
Date Posted: 17-Jan-2014  
Making Real Social Change
Date Posted: 15-Jan-2014