Information for Grant Seekers
IMPORTANT: GPA Africa Board will be meeting June 8-11, 2013. If your organization's proposal would like consideration, please make certain to forward your proposal prior to May 15, 2013
GPA encourages grant proposals from grassroots organizations in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa working in the areas of community development, youth empowerment and local philanthropy. GPA is committed to supporting young social entrepreneurs and innovative ideas. Our grantees use an innovative approach and are creating value or new goods to solve problems in their community.
In order to leverage the impact of our finding, GPA will fund initiatives which involve youth leadership or empowerment and promote social entrepreneurship, community development, or economic development.
First time grant applicants may apply for funding between $2500.00-$5000.00 USD per year. As GPA seeks to maintain funding relationships with grantees over time with funding growing in size and scope therefore, after the conclusion of a first grant, grantees may apply for a second grant from GPA which may not exceed $10,000.00 USD.
GPA supports specific project grants and overhead costs (staff time, rent, etc.) associated with the project. GPA supports capacity building, training and other organizational growth activities in addition to its programmatic interests. GPA also supports capacity building costs such as training and other organizational growth activities in addition to programmatic costs.
- Organizations must be locally operated and based in Kenya, Nigeria or South Africa.
- Organizations must be registered NGO's in their country, and funds must be used for a charitable purpose. (Charitable purpose is defined by the US IRS as a broad range of activities that benefit the general welfare or the community.)
- Organizations must work with youth preferably developing strong identities for effective leadership as well as support youth work on behalf of their communities. For sustainability, economic development is an important component.
- While GPA will pay overhead costs associated with grants, proposals must have a programmatic focus.
- Organizations must have reliable email address and ability to submit application and other documentation electronically.
How to Apply
- Check eligibility requirements above to ensure your organization meets GPA's funding criteria.
- Submit a proposal via email to email@example.com
- Your organization may submit grant proposals at any time.
- Please complete both GPA Grant Application-Part A and either the Grant Application Part B-First GPA Grantee (limit of $5000.00 USD) or Grant Application Part B-Second GPA Grant Request ( limit of $10,000.00 USD).
- GPA Grant Application Part A (for ALL applicants)
- GPA Grant Application Part B (for first time GPA grant applicants, $2500-$5000 USD)
- GPA Grant Application Part B (for second GPA grant applicants, maximum $10,000 USD
Note that the above links will download the grant application on your computer, please make sure and save your changes prior.
Grant Review Process
- Grant submission will be reviewed and acknowledged immediately by our Executive Director, Jamie Brooks (Jamie@globalphilanthropyalliance.org) who may follow up with additional questions.
- Grant proposals will be forwarded for review to our Africa Advisory Board, a dedicated team of professionals living and working in Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya. This board meets in June and December of each year.
- Final review is conducted by our U.S. based Global Philanthropy Governing Board during meetings held in March and July.
- GPA will respond to all inquiries and proposals.
- If an organization is chosen to receive funding, GPA will require a post-approval form, grant agreement and documentation of NGO status.
- GPA may request a site visit prior to funding funding. A site visit is especially likely prior to any second grants. This site visit may be conducted by the Africa Advisory Board (AAB), a member of the AAB, a member of a country committee, or a partner organization.
While we do not have a specific time table for decision-making we strive to consider all applications on a timely basis and encourage your organization to consider this timetable when making requests.
GPA does not fund individuals, fundraising efforts, ongoing service provision, endowments or general operating costs not associated with a grant.