Participating organizations

The following organizations will be speaking about their grant making or grant writing services at this 3rd workshop edition

Abilis Foundation

Abilis is a Finnish development aid agency supporting people with disabilities in the Global South. The main activity is to provide grants to projects that are planned, implemented and reported by organisations of persons with disabilities. This grant making mechanism is supported by technical assistance, advocacy and awareness raising activities. 

Abilis operates in the named African and Asian countries and reaches out to grassroots level where people with disabilities live often in extreme poverty and lack facilities and external supporters. Concrete projects ensure meaningful participation, income generation and poverty reduction to thousands of individuals and hundreds of disability organisations annually. 

Abilis has a high-quality system for the project management and monitoring work with systematic way of collecting data and using indicators to measure changes. Abilis works closely with other actors and complements their approaches.

UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme

Provides financial and technical supports to Civil Society Organisations to conceptualise, design and implement environmental initiatves in line with GEF Focal Areas. Build capacity of CSOs to suport national government’s environmental initiatives and implement Multilateral Environmental Agreements to which Nigeria has subscribed.

Purposeful Productions

Purposeful is an Africa-rooted global hub for girls organising and activism. We believe that another world is not only possible, it is already being built right here and now, in the ways that girls are organising with each other, imagining with each other, pushing us all a little further towards liberation.

Aspire Coronation Trust (ACT) Foundation

ACT Foundation is a grant-making organization established in 2016, as a Pan African organization working to address challenges and associated vulnerabilities across the African Continent. Our vision is to leverage relationships to create effective social impact solutions across Africa.

ACT Foundation supports sustainable high-impact initiatives through its four focus areas; Health, Entrepreneurship, Environment, and Leadership to create a platform that provides innovative solutions to social, economic, and environmental challenges. The Foundation, in the last 4 years has funded 102 initiatives across 29 states in Nigeria and other Africa countries.

Through the course of implementing these development programs, over 1,200,000 individuals have been directly impacted. Our fourth grant cycle commenced in April with 28 non-profit organizations.

Nonprofit Grant Solutions

Located in San Diego, California, USA, Nonprofit Grant Solutions (NPGS) is a grant writing consulting firm. NPGS uses solid virtual applications and is highly knowledgeable and respected industry leadership. As a national and international grant service, we are a leader in the industry of nonprofit development services. Services we provide includes: 

  • Development of a targeted grant application plan 
  • Research potential funding opportunities 
  • Full grant application package completed by due date 
  • Application customization for specific program/project 
  • Research of relevant statistics to strengthen request 
  • Full technical support throughout grant submission process 
  • Analysis and coaching of how to leverage existing partnerships 
  • Interim and final reporting

African Women's Development Fund

The African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) was established in June 2000, as an Africa wide philanthropic, grant making initiative to support the realisation and fulfilment of African women’s rights through funding of autonomous women’s organisations on the continent. 

AWDF believes that if women and women’s organisations are empowered with skills, information, sustainable livelihoods, opportunities to fulfil their potential, plus the capacity and space to make transformatory choices, then we will have vibrant, healthy and inclusive communities. To achieve this, AWDF mobilises financial, human and material resources to support local, national, and regional initiatives for transformation led by African women. AWDF is mandated to fund in all 54 African countries.

AWDF’s current strategic plan Shaping the Future (2017-2021) focuses the organisations work around investments to build the best possible future for women in Africa. As an organisation AWDF is committed to changing the narrative around Africa women, and highlighting African women’s agency, expertise, leadership and ability to transform societies towards justice.

Open Society Initiative for West Africa

Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), established in 2000, is a grantmaking and advocacy organization focused on equality, justice, democratic governance, human rights and knowledge generation. It is part of the global network of Open Society Foundations spread across 37 countries around the world.

OSIWA fosters citizen participation in building a region that is freer, more vibrant and more tolerant using various tools including grants, advocacy, litigation, partnership building, dialogue, strategic communication, research and technical assistance. We believe in the agency of people and that citizen participation is the cornerstone of democracy.

We work across ten countries in the sub-region from Dakar (Regional office), Abuja (Country Office), and Freetown (Mano River Office).