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GLOBAL PHILANTHROPHY ALLIANCE

Small Grants. Big Impact

St. Joseph, MI   |  www.globalphilanthropyalliance.org

Mission

Global Philanthropy Alliance develops young social entrepreneurs by funding youth-led or youth-engaged organizations that unleash the power of youth to advance the economic and social health of their families and communities.

Ruling year info

2007

Executive Director

Ms. Jamie Passon Brooks

Main address

P.O. Box 762

St. Joseph, MI 49085 USA

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EIN

20-5715805

NTEE code info

Other Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C. (T99)

International Economic Development (Q32)

International Economic Development (Q32)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

African communities have a unique blend of talent and innovation. Many organizations support youth in Africa but, very few listen first. GPA knows that African youth have the insight to understand their social and economic challenges. We believe youth deserve the chance to develop and acquire skills that permit them to contribute to the economic and social health of their families and communities. Global Philanthropy Alliance supports youth organizations to unleash the power of youth to achieve their positive goals. All youth should have support to make positive contributions to family and community wellbeing.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Grant making to young social entrepreneurs in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya, various programs

Global Philanthropy Alliance recognizes that youth in Africa are best equipped to solve pressing social problems. They have wonderful ideas and tested programs. GPA supports these initiatives.

Population(s) Served
Young adults
People of African descent

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Better Business Bureau 2014

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Global Philanthropy Alliance (GPA) develops young social entrepreneurs in Africa by funding youth-led or youth-engaged organizations that unleash the power of youth to advance the economic and social health of their families and communities. Our goals are to identify organizations that empower youth and assist those organizations in building sustainable programs which build skills, create jobs and transform families and communities.

Beginning with our focus on three countries in Africa, GPA provides start-up grants to organizations whose purpose is to support youth motivation to acquire skills and advance their development so that they can contribute to the economic and social health of their families and communities.

In addition to making small grants to help organizations get started effectively, we create partnerships with organizations that make loans for economic development engaged by youth, or that otherwise can help organizations become sustainable.

GPA's organizational strategy is to raise funds for these efforts by linking people in the United States with people and organizations in Africa, supporting mutual exchange of ideas and resources to empower youth, promote philanthropy, and share knowledge and encourage innovation to achieve sustainable family and community development.

GPA sees success and sustainability in the programs we support and the program strategies we employ, we will expand the African countries within our focus.

GPA uses a unique model. Our organization, comprised of both a U.S. based board of directors and an African Country Committees in Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria. Additionally, we utilize country consultants in these countries, they are former grantees responsible for sourcing grants and providing technical assistance to applicants. Our goal is to source excellent young social entrepreneurs who will use our funding for a social and business purpose.

Grantees are chosen by our Country Committee Members, a group consisting of African Diaspora faculty in the U.S. professionals working in Africa, and African community leaders with experience serving non-profit organizations whose purpose is to advance youth development and/or community socioeconomic development.

Committees serve to assure that the efforts engaged in the developing world are appropriate for the communities and to achieve the goals. Members will nominate projects to be supported by GPA, as funds are available and as the group collectively learns the most effective approaches to reach the goals. The committees visit second level grantees to offer technical assistance and networking assistance.

GPA also relies on the dedication of our Distinguished Friends comprised of professionals living and working in the communities in which our grants are made. Their role is to assist with linkages for GPA and our grantees.

GPA has made significant progress in reaching grantees and supporting their programs. From our inception in 2007 through July, 2013 GPA has made 73 grants in the total amount of $433,000 and reached tens of thousands of youth social entrepreneurs. Our success lies in our ability to think creatively and more importantly, listen to our grantees. We never presume to know what is "right" for a community.

The rate of grant submissions has increased steadily during the past 5 years however, we find most of our grant submissions from Kenya. We strive to increase submissions from Nigeria and South Africa to meet the growing needs in those countries.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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GLOBAL PHILANTHROPHY ALLIANCE

Board of directors
as of 01/20/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Anne Petersen

Karen Stone

John Goff

Collins O. Airhihenbuwa

Robert Judd

Michael Adewumi

Bongi Mkhabela

Board leadership practices

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  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/20/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data