Grantee Profile

Tides Center Africa Grantmakers Affinity Group

Grants to Tides Center Africa Grantmakers Affinity Group

  • $30,000Active Strategy

    2016 (Duration 11 months)

    Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries

    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — The Africa Grantmakers Affinity Group (Affinity Group), a project of the Tides Center, is the only venue for Africa grantmakers to share Africa specific opportunities and concerns. Donors interested in Africa turn to the affinity group to find a network of informed and experienced colleagues who can assist with information, expertise, and advice on beginning or expanding their Africa-based programming. Much of the knowledge relating to funding projects in Africa remains within individual foundations and is not easily available to the broader foundation community or other stakeholders. Additionally, there are opportunities for experiences across foundations to be systematically analyzed in order to distill lessons and identify effective practices for grantmaking in Africa. The Affinity Group is a network of funders with experience addressing a wide variety of needs in countries on the continent of Africa and holds a common interest in building and sharing knowledge about Africa grantmaking. This one-year award to the Affinity Group focuses on supporting, increasing, and improving the effectiveness of funding in Africa in areas such as climate change, education, health, and technology.

  • $85,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries

    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — The Africa Grantmakers Affinity Group, a project of the Tides Center, is a venue for Africa grantmakers to share common interests and concerns regarding philanthropy in Africa. The Affinity Group occupies a particular niche within the larger philanthropic and development community as a network of funders with both experience and interest in addressing needs in countries on the continent of Africa, and building and sharing knowledge about Africa grantmaking.

  • $75,000

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Education

    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — In support of the Africa Grantmakers Affinity Group (over three years).

  • $75,000

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Education

    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — In support of general operations (over three years).

  • $75,000

    2001 (Inactive Grant)

    Education

    SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — In support of general operations (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Tides Center Africa Grantmakers Affinity Group $340,000 between 1978 and 2016.