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Charity Organizations

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.

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Aid for Africa

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.
CFC# 11069

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A Glimmer of Hope Foundation

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.
CFC# 31756

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Action Africa

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.
CFC# 55633

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Advancing Girls’ Education in Africa

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.
CFC# 71831

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Africa Classroom Connection

Builds and improves schools in South Africa and Malawi serving children ages five to 21, 40% of which are AIDS orphans. We work to get buildings built, provide emergency funds to help kids stay in school, and facilitate cultural exchanges/overseas travel.
CFC# 58293

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Africa Development Corps

Empowers African communities to achieve social and economic justice through grassroots programs in education and agriculture assisted by skilled self-reliant international volunteers.
CFC# 10716

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African Aid Organization

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.
CFC# 23942

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African Childrens Haven

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.
CFC# 19142

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African Food and Peace Foundation

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.
CFC# 91656

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African Rainforest Conservancy

Conserves and restores African rainforests by empowering local men, women, and children through training, community development, research and education to preserve their natural heritage.
CFC# 46974

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African Rural Development and Sustainability Organization

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.
CFC# 90593

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African Services Committee

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.
CFC# 11880

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African Solutions to African Problems

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.
CFC# 34002

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African Studies Association

Largest organization in the world devoted to promoting information exchange about Africa. Publishes research, supports African studies, and provides information to the general public.
CFC# 11881

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Alliance for African Assistance

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.
CFC# 12364

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American Leprosy Missions

Cures and cares for people in Africa and around the world with leprosy and related diseases. Working to develop a vaccine to prevent leprosy.
CFC# 10717

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Arlington Academy of Hope

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.
CFC# 11640

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Asante Africa Foundation

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.
CFC# 72159

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Ashesi University Foundation

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.
CFC# 55666

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