In recent years, the American Fund has been fortunate to receive a number of donations with no suggested recipient.  In keeping with our mission, the Board has chosen to create Knowledge Africa, a program designed to support a wide range of community-based educational opportunities across the African continent.  Through this program, as long as funds last, the American Fund Board will directly award member charities with additional grant support.  This year’s winner will receive a gift of $20,000.00.

Due to the current Ebola crisis in West Africa this year the board have decided to support 3 charities helping communities to deal with this dreadful situation…................details to be announced.

Selection Process.
Each year, with the assistance of the Executive Director, a Board committee will select three charities that will be invited to apply for additional support through Knowledge Africa.  All invited charities will have been previously evaluated as suitable grantees by the AFC Board. Application materials are solicited from the three charities, describing how the additional funds will be used. The Board committee evaluates the application materials and makes a recommendation. The award recipient must be approved by the full Board.

The Future
The AFC Board is committed to Knowledge Africa and works with our donors to ensure the program will continue into the future.  Only through their generosity can the American Fund make this additional support available to individuals and communities in Africa.

To our Donors
In the event that you would like to make additional charitable donations but are unsure of how or where your gifts may best be directed, please consider Knowledge Africa.  In this program, the due diligence of the Board will ensure that your donation will be used by a charity with a meaningful project and a record of effective program development and financial management.

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