If you have compassionate concern for those less fortunate than yourself, joining Action Africa will give you a sense of purpose! We change lives one organization and one project at a time and we see the results of our shared philanthropy first hand.
Action Africa giving circle members know that they can make a much greater impact giving together - pooling resources - than they can make when they give alone. The beauty of giving circle philanthropy is that each giving circle member helps select which organizations/programs our resources support. That means as a member YOU have a say in what projects our giving circle funds. This kind of philanthropy is uniquely personal.
Your level of involvement is entirely up to you. We meet every other month, virtually, and hope that you'll want to attend. Joining (or not joining) a committee is your choice. We do ask that you stay informed about the grants and cast your vote at the end of the grants presentation which takes place once per year. Your voice and your vote are important to us and we hope expressing your wishes is important to you too.
Awareness about the issues facing vulnerable African women, children and families is critical to our mission and our work. Our unique MISSION MOMENT feature, presented at each meeting, raises our awareness and helps us connect with our compassion and our purpose. Past mission moment topics have included child-led households (when the oldest sibling of an orphaned family takes over as head of the household) in South Africa, gender roles in Ghana, orphans in Uganda, literacy in Zambia, water insecurity in Zimbabwe, period poverty and more!