A fast growing affiliate of the Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF), the African Philanthropy Forum (APF) builds and continuously expands a learning community of African strategic philanthropists and social investors committed to inclusive and sustainable development throughout the African continent. This community is embedded in a larger, global network of peers who share their goals; and, through educational programs and match-making services, informs, enables and enhances the development impact of their giving and investing.

As a member, your engaged participation and referrals continually refresh the APF community.

To apply for membership, please click here to complete an application.

Membership Levels

Regional Member: $5,000

Regional Members are leaders in a family, corporate and private foundation interested in belonging to APF only. Members contribute to the growth and development of the APF and help shape and build an African philanthropic community. Members will have the opportunity to work alongside other leading philanthropists dedicated to the growth and development of a homegrown philanthropic community.

Regional Member benefits also include:
  • Complimentary admission to the APF conference for one representative.
  • Complimentary admission to other APF events throughout the year.
  • Guaranteed invitation to attend GPF at a discounted price.
  • Opportunities to connect with donors with shared interests and to explore co-funding opportunities with other funders and grant makers.

Global Member: $10,000

Global Members are leaders in a family, corporate or private foundation interested in belonging to APF and GPF. Members contribute to the growth and development of both APF and GPF. Members will have the opportunity to work alongside other leading philanthropists dedicated to the growth and development of a global philanthropic community.

Global Member benefits include:
  • Complimentary admission for one representative in each the APF and the GPF annual conferences.
  • Complimentary admission to other APF and GPF events throughout the year.
  • Opportunities to be matched with donors with shared interests and to explore co-funding opportunities with other funders and grant makers.

Global Supporting Member: $25,000 + (Exact amount varies by foundation size)*

Global Supporting Members represent private foundations, corporate foundations and grant-making institutions that support the mission and objectives of APF and GPF and wish to contribute to and engage in the building of an African and Global philanthropic community. By joining as a Global Supporting Member, an organization joins its peers to strengthen strategic philanthropy in Africa and across the globe.

In addition to the Member benefits, Global Supporting Member benefits include:
  • Invitation to join the APF and GPF Steering Groups and the ability to help shape both conferences.
  • Complimentary admission for two representatives in each the APF and the GPF annual conferences.*
  • Visible branding in all APF and GPF materials, at the respective conference venue, on the website and other collateral materials.
  • Complimentary admission to other APF and GPF events throughout the year.
  • Opportunities to be matched with donors with shared interests and to explore co-funding opportunities with other funders and grant makers.

* Additional complimentary seats to APF and GPF Conferences, depending on funding levels above $25,000.

Conference Sponsors: $50,000 +

Conference sponsors represent individuals, companies and foundations that support the APF Conference, enable a diverse group of speakers to be represented, contribute to its outreach and welcome its members.

Benefits for sponsoring individuals and organizations include:
  • Complimentary admission for 4 representatives to the APF Conference and the following GPF annual conference.
  • Visible branding in all APF materials, at the conference venue, on the website and other collateral materials.
  • Attribution of specific conference segments to sponsors.
  • Complimentary admission to other APF and GPF events throughout the year.
  • Opportunities to be matched with donors with shared interests and to explore co-funding opportunities with other funders and grant makers.

Founding Member: $150,000 +

Founding Members represent individuals, as well as private foundations, corporate foundations and grant-making institutions that are committed to building APF and making an early investment in its long-term growth.

Founding Member benefits include:
  • Opportunity to be recognized as a founding member of APF and serve as a core group member with the ability to shape its growth and impact.
  • Invitation to join the APF and GPF Steering Groups and the ability to help shape both conferences.
  • Complimentary admission for three representatives in each the APF and the GPF annual conferences.
  • Visible branding in all APF and GPF materials, at the respective conference venue, on the website and other collateral materials.
  • Complimentary admission to other APF and GPF events throughout the year.
  • Opportunities to be matched with donors with shared interests and to explore co-funding opportunities with other funders and grant makers.

Membership is renewable on an annual basis and is open, upon application, to individual donors and social investors, as well as to leaders of private and corporate foundations and grant-making institutions on the African Continent. Complimentary admission for individuals to APF and GPF is not transferrable. Complimentary admission to APF and GPF for foundations and social investing organizations are limited to Principals, Executives, Directors and Trustees.

Prospective Members may initiate a conversation with APF Director, Ndidi Nwuneli to determine their appropriate level of membership and engagement. She may be reached at [email protected] or +234 803 355 1855.

Non-African individuals and organizations should refer to the GPF membership guidelines at: https://philanthropyforum.org/community/

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