Empowers Africa: Improving access to Education, Healthcare and Business Opportunities

Deadline: Rolling

Empowers Africa is seeking applications to fund and support programs in the areas of human empowerment, wildlife protection and land conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa. It supports programs that empower communities by improving access to education, healthcare and business opportunities.

Empowers Africa in protecting Africa’s natural wealth is critical to the empowerment of the surrounding communities. Projects are selected only if they are community-led, measurable and sustainable.

Empowers Africa research each project and make sure they are measurable, sustainable and have the endorsement of the local communities and governments. They look for programs run by well-organised, successful organisations that can help us achieve this mission.


  • Funding programs in communities that surround protected conservation and wildlife areas or World Heritage Sites
  • Funding programs in urban communities where tourism is a strong source of development and
  • Funding programs that support the protection of wildlife and land conservation.

Focus Areas

  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Small business development
  • Wildlife protection
  • Land conservation

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via website.

Eligible Countries

Angola, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Sao Tome and Principe, the Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan or Zimbabwe.

For more information, please visit Empowers Africa.

Applications Open for Palliative Care Development in Africa’s Small Grants Programme!

Acción Cultural Española: Seeking Applications for Mobility Grants Program

The Waterloo Foundation: Inviting Applicants for Environment’s Marine Programme

EU Call for Proposals: Enhance Local Authorities’ Contributions to Governance and Development Processes

U.S. Embassy in Denmark: Countering Violent Extremism TechCamp

U.S. Embassy New Zealand, PAS:  Public Diplomacy Grants Program

Rural Women New Zealand: Inviting Applicants for Audrey Reid Grant

The Waterloo Foundation: Seeking Applications for Environment’s Tropical Rainforests Programme

EC-EaSI Call for Proposals: Access to Social Protection and National Reform Support

Nordic Culture Point: Inviting Applicants for Volt Program

Rural Women New Zealand: Seeking Applications for Education Fund

The Russell Sage Foundation/Carnegie Corporation Initiative on Immigration and Immigrant Integration!

Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation : Inviting UK Charities for Grant Program

Embassy of Lithuania to Moldova: Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme

Russell Sage Foundation: Seeking LOIs for Behavioral Economics

U.S. Mission to Benin: U.S. Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Fund (SSH)

Russell Sage Foundation: Seeking LOIs for Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Program

Open Society Public Health Programme: Social Determinants of Roma Health!

Strategic Legal Fund for Vulnerable Young Migrants: Supporting Strategic Legal Work in the UK

Heritage Lottery Fund: Inviting Applicants for Heritage Grants Programme

U.S. Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria: Promoting Media Literacy in Bulgaria

U.S. Embassy in Israel: American Center Jerusalem Grants Program

U.S. Department of Justice, NIJ: Research on Reducing Violence in Communities

U.S. Department of Justice, BJA: National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI)