Developing young social entrepreneurs in Africa.

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To date Global Philanthropy Alliance has made 54 grants totaling over $301,000 providing opportunity to over  16,000 youth in Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria.
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100% of all public donations are utilized directly for grants in Africa, they are not used for administrative costs or overhead.





Learning from our grantees and their work to share best practices and impove our grantmaking.


Listening to those we work with to increase our effectiveness.


Supporting those who lead by addressing social issues through innovation and empowerment.


Linking donors who want their contributions to make a difference, partners with technical expertise and local organizations who are creating change in their community.


Who We Are 

"GPA seeks to listen, and by listening it seeks also to get the participants to listen to one another" Mshai Mwangola, GPA former member African Advisory Board.

Take a moment to listen to our incredible Kenyan grantees and learn more about their work and how GPA supports them to make sustainable change in their communities.



Global Philanthropy Alliance (GPA) develops young social entrepreneurs in Africa by funding youth-led or youth-engaged organizations that unleash the power of youth to advance the economic and social health of their families and communities.


Young people deserve the chance to develop and acquire skills that permit them to contribute to the economic and social health of their families and communities. Global Philanthropy Alliance supports youth organizations to unleash the power of youth to achieve their positive goals.

All youth have support to make positive contributions to family and community wellbeing.


Core Values

  • Nothing is greater than the power of people to effect change on their own behalf.
  • Youth can be powerful drivers for leading their families and communities toward sustainable change.
  • Effective and sustainable social change is created by or at least in partnership with the people most directly affected.
  • Social entrepreneurs in developing countries have ideas, skills, and experience effecting change in their own communities. They often lack financial capital to accomplish their goals. Partnerships with those with money (and sometimes specific expertise) can make all the difference in achieving results.
  • The power of donations of money (or time, or expertise) must be consciously balanced with structures that support and do not undermine the assets and efforts of the recipient.
  • Effective partnerships involve mutual interest, mutual benefit, mutual respect, and mutual responsibility.