Our Work

What We Do Best

Our Work

What Do We Do?

The Foundation’s work is a concerted endeavor that leverages local assets, capacities, and trust to identify problems or opportunities and collaboratively design short-term or long-term interventions.

We work with honest and intentional partners committed to fostering curiosity, creativity, innovation, and civic dialogue.

We are dedicated to fundamentally shifting power to cater to historically minoritized individuals and organizations. In keeping with this, our grant-making processes are clear and straightforward, and we use participatory decision-making processes. Hence, communities most affected by our work have a say in our programming.

We support systemic change by funding civic engagement, advocacy, and organizing among communities facing injustice. We also promote cross-organization and cross-movement efforts by connecting a network of Pan-African givers that transcends individual country borders. This allows local and international givers to support causes of their choice conveniently and transparently.

Meet The Team

We follow principles that focus on trustworthiness and partnership with the community

Our Key Focus Areas

The Future Generations (FG) Foundation was established following many years of informally sharing
our time, talent, and unstructured partnering with our communities.

Early-stage startups and CSOs are usually well-positioned to address community needs quickly and innovatively but are often unable to test and scale because of limited finances, governance expertise, and appropriate strategic partnerships. Most donors and traditional philanthropy partners only provide funding to direct activity costs, often ignoring core administrative and governance costs. This always leaves these organizations without a foundation for longevity and sustainable identity.

Under this program, the FG Foundation provides tailored financing in the form of short-term or multi-year grants that can partially be applied to administrative costs. We also offer in-depth non-financial support in the form of expert-led workshops, mentorship programs, legal and taxation advice, strategic financial planning, monitoring, and evaluation.

We hone the strategic management capacity of enterprises by acquainting ourselves with their unique needs and connecting them with the right advisors/partners to help resolve any technical, market, or financial questions. We do this while, tracking and evaluating their progress for maximum impact. How do we work with for-profit companies? We walk alongside the start-up from the pre-seed and seed funding stages to support their process of securing funding, building a minimum viable product, refining their messaging, and carving out a niche in their industry.

This process helps startups to scale sustainably and enables them to focus on product development, infrastructure, customer acquisition, and team building. Social entrepreneurs who are part of this program gain expertise in key business functions and collaborate with a supportive network of peers through our digital and in-person community.

FG Foundation is committed to the African values of kinship, mutual aid, and solidarity. This is why we actively invest in socially embedded sustainable endeavors that strive to support communities to live in harmony with nature and increase their well-being.

The Foundation also funds community-based sports and artistic activities (music, literature, visual arts, film/video, and playwriting) because they encourage individual artistic expression, integration, dialogue, and collaboration and provide opportunities for people in our communities to gain valuable skills.

Under this pillar, we define issues based on community priorities and local assets and co-create flexible and replicable social strategies and systems that radically transform our continent. We partner with individuals and Community Based Organizations, including, but not limited to, community funds, giving circles, youth associations, volunteer groups, cooperatives, social movements, Students, and individuals working in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field, artists, and art collectives, athletes and sports associations.

As we advance as a continent, it is our responsibility to adopt intentional, well-designed methods to preserve our earth and our heritage for the benefit of current and future generations.

Under this pillar, the Foundation seeks to propagate African culture by researching, curating, documenting, archiving, and disseminating African historical and contemporary languages, art, music, relics, Fauna, Flora, and customs.

Through this endeavor, we forge and grow partnerships that nurture pride and interest in our African past, present, and future of proud identity and sustainable ecosystem.

We do this through supporting individuals that are documenting and curating African stories and lives to package and share them now and in the future. We are also working with artists, archivists, museums, historians, etc., that are working in spaces focused on telling and preserving the African human condition and legacy.

Protecting our identity also requires us to safeguard the earth and rebuild our ecological systems. The ravages of climate change, including changing rainfall patterns, extreme natural disasters, erosion, flooding, and drought (among many others) must be acknowledged and addressed with prudence and urgency. The Foundation believes in using our ingrained traditional ecological knowledge to redefine our relationship with the earth and is keen on advancing practices and policies that protect our culture and environment from extinction. We do this not only by championing feasible and functional climate solutions but also collaborating with and amplifying the voices of African climate action activists.