Our members are involved in a wide range of activities that touch the lives Africans throughout the continent. Most member organizations work at the grassroots level, empowering people to build a better future for their children, families, and communities.
Whether a member provides critical medical care and supplies, preserves family livelihoods through sustainable farming innovations, or promotes the education of a new generation of entrepreneurial leaders, each offers desperately needed hope and help. To search for a charity by region or area of interest, please visit Where We Work.
Our member organizations meet specific tests of programmatic impact, fiscal accountability, and governance standards. We are pleased to provide this collection of trustworthy, effective charities working on the ground in Africa. View our full list of members by name only, or, to find a specific member, click on the first letter of its name below.
Empowers poor African children, women and families to escape poverty through community-based self-help programs that improve health, expand education, create businesses, and protect wildlife.
Takes an innovative and integrated approach to lifting families out of poverty in rural Ethiopia through community initiatives in clean water, education, healthcare, microfinance loans.
Supports rural villages in Nigeria and Sierra Leone by surrounding children with care, learning, and training; free medical clinics for families; micro-loans for entrepreneurial women.
Educates impoverished girls, mostly orphans, through school scholarships in Malawi, East Africa. Provides innovative after-school leadership and school-to-work programs to ensure success and change lives.
Builds and improves South African schools serving children—40 percent are AIDS orphans—ages five to 21. Provides programs and emergency funds to help students stay in school.
Empowers African communities to achieve social and economic justice through grassroots programs in education and agriculture assisted by skilled self-reliant international volunteers.
Supports and educates children in Africa with HIV/AIDS, meeting their special needs and bringing joy to them and their families. Provides prevention education to youth.
Helps children living in extreme poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa lead healthier, more productive lives. Our work supports education, health, sanitation and safety, particularly for orphans and girls, who face greater risk for violence, neglect and illness.
Invests in groundbreaking programs for African women’s leadership and education. Supports Uganda’s first rural university for women, catalyzing innovation in agriculture and rural communities.
Conserves and restores African rainforests by empowering local men, women, and children through training, community development, research and education to preserve their natural heritage.
Saves lives, rebuilds sustainable communities, and creates hope for the poorest Africans through fresh water wells, tree planting, clean cook stoves, child healthcare, education, training.
Conducts HIV testing, prevention, and AIDS support in Ethiopia. Provides health, legal, housing, and social services to African immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers in the US.
Supports community-based programs and women’s networks to help them better deliver life-affirming care for orphans and vulnerable children affected by HIV/AIDS in South Africa.
Largest organization in the world devoted to promoting information exchange about Africa. Publishes research, supports African studies, and provides information to the general public.
Transforming young African women’s lives with practical and market-relevant skills to help them find meaningful employment. Classes include English, hospitality, tourism, leadership, and public speaking.
Supporting health needs of children/families in Gabon, West Africa, at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital through medical fellowships and in villages through model healthcare program.
Assists African refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers, and war and torture victims, particularly women and children in Uganda and the US, helping to restore their self-sufficiency, dignity, and respect.
Cures and cares for people in Africa and around the world with leprosy and related diseases. Working to develop a vaccine to prevent leprosy.
Provides education and healthcare to poor children in rural Uganda. Runs model school, supports 600 elementary, secondary, university students, and provides healthcare to a community of 10,000.
Ensures quality holistic community-based education in East Africa by creating safe learning environments, strengthening teacher quality in the classrooms, and providing scholarships and leadership development.
Supports Ashesi University, a liberal arts college in Ghana with the mission of educating a new generation of ethical, entrepreneurial leaders in Africa. Ashesi graduates are equipped to create innovative, practical solutions to Africa’s needs.