ABOUT US

Afrigrants Foundation is a nonprofit organization that uses grants and venture philanthropy to invest and support women and girls empowerment. It is a philanthropic organization in Nigeria dedicated to the empowerment of young girls and women.

Afrigrants Foundation is deliberate and focused in its interventions. It works to mitigate the effect of poverty on women and girl’s aspirations, through education, capacity building and micro lending initiatives.

WHO WE ARE

Afrigrants Foundation focuses on;
  • Women’s financial inclusion through micro lending,
  • Promoting youth entrepreneurship through training and mentoring,
  • Investing in STEAM for young girls through the Gifted Girls Fund (GGF),
  • Sports for leadership and empowerment.

WHAT WE DO

Aims/Objectives:
  • Build the entrepreneurial capacity of women and youths
  • Facilitate access to finance for women and youth enterprises
  • Serve as intermediary grant maker to channel funds to women and youth in under privileged communities.
  • Access grants and financial assistance to implement entrepreneurship initiatives in Nigeria
  • To contribute toward reducing high unemployment and poverty among women and youths in Nigeria

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The determined smart working people behind the foundation.

MS Thelma Ekiyor

Founder & Chairperson

Ms. Doris Mbadiwe

Board Member

Mr. Boma Ekiyor

Board Member

Ms. Tonbofa Ashimi

Board Member

Ms. Funto Igun

Philanthropy Advisor

Chigozie Chukwu

Coordinator

Chiamaka Nwokenna

Project Officer