Founded in South Africa in 1992, Africa Foundation has the vision of uplifted and empowered rural communities acting as custodians of the natural wild spaces that they live alongside. In 2001 Africa Foundation UK was established to support the operations of Africa Foundation.
We believe that by empowering communities to develop in ways that secure their future welfare, we can contribute to the conservation of Africa’s spectacular natural environment and wildlife. Africa Foundation invests in long term relationships with communities and facilitates the delivery of projects that they identify. Working in collaboration with community members, government and other stakeholders, we ensure that the appropriate structures are in place to guarantee the long term sustainability of any projects developed. The current geographical focus of our work includes marginalised regions in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Kenya.
Africa Foundation (UK) mobilises resources for these community development and conservation initiatives, closely monitoring project delivery and impact, ensuring that Africa Foundation (UK) donor funds are spent effectively and efficiently, and the project impact and lessons learnt are shared.