For Support Of The Africa Grantmakers' Affinity Group
Type of SupportGeneral Support/Program
The Africa Grantmakers’ Affinity Group (AGAG), a project of the Tides Center, is a membership organization of philanthropic funders active in Africa. Since 2001, AGAG has served an important and unique niche where funders supporting development efforts in Africa participate as part of a learning community to improve the field of grantmaking in Africa. AGAG maps funding trends with the goal of promoting increased and more effective philanthropic funding in Africa, and organizes networking activities for funders to share information and ideas, build professional relationships, explore collaborations, and address practical issues of common concern. Funds would allow AGAG to continue to play this valuable role. Due to budgetary constraints, this is a tie-off grant to AGAG.
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