The African Impact Foundation was originally established as a way to responsibly manage donations received from volunteers working on African Impact projects. Today, they are an independent organisation that prides itself on its expertise and knowledge of sustainable and responsible development. However, they continue to work closely with us to develop and uplift local communities in the areas where volunteer projects are located. Together, we strive to use our combined strengths and resources to make a bigger, better and more sustainable impact on the lives of people living in the communities where our projects are based.
Partnering with us in this way significantly reduces the foundation’s costs relating to vehicles, office space and staff on the ground at projects as these sectors are supplemented by African Impact facilities and personnel. Furthermore, African Impact assists in paying The African Impact Foundation employees’ salaries. This means that a minimum of 82.5% of all donations goes straight to the cause we are fundraising for – something we are very proud of!
The African Impact Foundation’s partnership with African Impact brings with it many benefits:
- People who have donated to a project have the opportunity to become personally involved by working on that project through African Impact’s volunteering programmes.
- Our strong relationships within communities mean that The African Impact Foundation is able to work closely and communicate effectively with community leaders. This is essential when assessing the primary needs of a community and planning how best to address those needs.
- African Impact’s project staff works closely with communities on a daily basis, continuously deepening AIF’s understanding of the challenges faced. In turn, The African Impact Foundation coaches and supports African Impact’s project staff on the ground, ensuring that volunteer projects impact communities in the best way possible.