This grantmaking seeks to reduce corruption by supporting Nigerian-led efforts to build an atmosphere of accountability, transparency, and good governance in the country.
Through targeted support to primarily Nigerian organizations, we aim to bolster the momentum around Nigeria’s efforts to strengthen accountability and reduce corruption. All organizations work together in coalitions to set and achieve their shared goals and objectives. Our multifaceted strategy has four complementary areas of focus:
- Supporting media and journalism to expose corruption and share information about anti-corruption wins.
- Strengthening the criminal justice system through nationwide adoption and enforcement of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act and complementary laws and policies; and
- Supporting advocacy, accountability, and community mobilization projects to bring about needed policy change and to create opportunities for Nigerians to demand action from their government.
- Enabling faith communities and their leaders to reflect on the effects of corruption in society and what their faith traditions day about living with integrity. Also, supporting artists and entertainers to create compelling content about corruption and its costs to Nigerian society.
What We Fund
The media and journalism component of our work seeks to strengthen investigative and data-driven journalism in Nigeria and to reinforce the role played by independent media and individuals in revealing and documenting corruption. This approach is an important part of reaching and galvanizing people and communities across the country in the fight against corruption and generating widespread demand for transparency and accountability.
In order to strengthen the criminal justice system in ways that will help combat corruption at all levels, from day-to-day exchanges to acts of grand corruption and to improve government effectiveness, we support civil society organizations that strengthen the legal environment through the implementation of the 2015 Administration of Criminal Justice Act nationally and in select states.
Additional grantmaking supports media and entertainment organizations to explore corruption-related topics in their programming. Grants also support efforts by religious leaders and interfaith organizations to serve as anti-corruption champions and to encourage dialogue at the intersection of corruption, accountability, and religion in Nigerian society.
Updated June 2020