About Us

Donors for Africa Foundation is a nonprofit organization that works actively with governments, NGOs, social impact leaders, the private sector, philanthropy organizations, and investors to break cycles of poverty by addressing the global challenges we face in Africa.

We are designing solutions for Africans to impact indigenous communities and we are passionate about helping to find long term solutions to the SDGs and ensure equal opportunity for individuals on the African continent.

Our Story

We are a grant management organization working actively to provide long lasting solutions to development challenges on the African continent. 

We connect NGOs, impact driven individuals and social innovators to donors and funding opportunities. 

Our beneficiaries/ stakeholders are leading change and we are working to help them scale up their impact, build powerful institutions and create impactful, sustainable solutions.

Our Vision

To provide long-lasting solutions to global challenges on the African continent.

Our Mission

We are determined to build a better world by strengthening the capacity of mission-driven African Social Innovators to access funds, achieve groundbreaking results and build sustainable organizations.

Our Approach

We are building a pool of well-trained nonprofit organizations that private sector companies, development organizations, and many others can trust and fund, knowing that they can deliver.

We are creating CSR programs for large and small scale businesses, showing them that everyone can commit to making a difference if they desire and we can show you a clear path towards achieving this purpose either as a small business, solopreneur, large corporations, multinational organizations or international organizations.


Our Core Values


We don’t settle for anything less


We maintain the highest standards of professional and ethical behavior and value transparency and honesty in our communications, relationships, and action


Team spirit, healthy work environment and increased partnership with internal and external stakeholders.


We are result driven


our Team

Board Members

UN Ambassador – UNAIDS, Tutu Fellow, Human Rights Advocate

Mawuli Dake is a leading African human rights advocate, social entrepreneur, and thought leader. Mawuli is the CEO of The Africa Group Consult- a premium consultancy firm specialized in providing strategic expertise and services to international organizations, governments, and private partners to scale-up their social impact in Africa. Mawuli is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa. Prior to that, Mawuli served as a staff of Barack Obama’s historic 2008 presidential campaign. He is a 2015 Desmond Tutu Fellow.

With background in international law [UN University], human rights [Columbia University] and Leadership Strategy [Stanford Graduate School of Business], Mawuli has initiated/ led a wide range of transformational initiatives in Africa and internationally. Mawuli has over 15 years of professional experience serving in various capacities – including with United Nations. He was a member of the team of international human rights lobbyists that spearheaded negotiations leading to the establishment of the UN Human Rights Council. He served as a lead Consultant for the ECOWAS Vision 2020 project- a four-member experts team constituted by ECOWAS President who successfully developed its current vision. Mawuli has served as a Judge and Selection Committee Member for over a dozen international initiatives- including the Resolution Social Venture Challenge, African Moot Court and Obama’s maiden cohort of the Young Africa Leaders Initiative (YALI).

Mawuli is Ambassador for UNAIDS Protect the Goal Campaign. He mentors emerging leaders and activists across Africa. Mawuli has a life-long commitment to pan-African leadership excellence and social justice on the great continent of Africa.

Mawuli Dake

UN Ambassador(GHANA)

Hajara Pitan is the General Counsel at Amazon Energy Limited

Hajara Pitan LLB, BL

Advisory, Strategy, Mergers (NIGERIA)

Chidi Koldsweat is the founder, Lead Strategist, Donors for Africa Foundation (a grant management organization) working actively with Governments, Funding Institutions, the Private Sector, Philanthropy Organizations, NGO’s and Social Impact Leaders to break cycles of poverty.

She has trained over 500 nonprofits, raised over $750,000 in funding, reaches over 16,000 unique accounts weekly on her learning platform where she provides knowledge to her nonprofit community. With over 12 years in years’ experience in the development space, working across sectors such as health, gender (women and girls in leadership, business, and politics), organizational management and sustainability strategy, she is currently pursuing a leadership certificate in International Organizational Management from the University of Geneva and earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration and International Affairs from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She continues to focus on creating long-term solutions that improves the lives of Africans at the grassroots, through policy formulation, strategy and implementation.

Chidi Koldsweat

Founder/CEO. (NIGERIA)

Amechi Oradiway

Global Brands Strategist (NIGERIA)


Femi Martins

Nonprofit Coach And Education Consultant (NIGERIA)

Sarah Odwong Lagot

Communication Manager, USAID (UGANDA)

Basirat Razaq Shuaib

Inclusion Advocate Finance Expert. (NIGERIA/UK)

Donalee Donaldson

Country Director, Educate (RWANDA)

Ndidi Nwaobasi

M & E Projects & Programs. (SENEGAL)

Omoleayo Adeyeri

Director of Philanthropy. (CANADA)


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Chidi Koldsweat, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Donors for Africa Foundation stated that the recognition is aimed at documenting the stories of African women leading change across the continent, enabling them to gain visibility and access new opportunities. It is also designed to become a repository of data, information, and research findings.

Our Results

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Adesina, Executive Sec. Empowerment Initiative


Executive Sec. Empowerment Initiative

“I gained a deeper understanding of how to run an effective non-profit organization. The program exposed me to the various opportunities available in the third sector.
I gained more insight into current trends in the non-profit sector and how to utilize them in my organization. There is so much structure in my team and clarity of roles.
Chidi’s humility is also worthy to note. Always willing to provide honest and well-structured criticism. I recommend this to any development leader looking to make an impact.”

Dr. Michael, Founder, SOPPI Africa Foundation, NigeriaNorway

Dr. Michael [INNER CIRCLE]

Founder, SOPPI Africa Foundation, Nigeria/Norway

“This was amazing!. Becoming an inner circle member was the best decision my organization made. We gained direction and narrowed our vision to focus on the areas we are best at. CHIDI will keep being our mentor.
We officially became registered and gained immense clarity. She is indeed loaded, full of knowledge, lots of passion for the growth of non-profit organizations in Africa.
I have no regrets. The work continues until we achieve an inclusive African society for persons living with a disability”.

Kpenseme [Social Innovators Bootcamp]

Founder, Sophys Ovie Foundation

‘Incredible, knowledgeable, and impactful.

Before the program, we used the general content writing format for our work but as a result of the program, we focus our content writing now on storytelling format which has attracted more donors.

Now we get funds from donors through diverse kinds of storytelling platforms”

Nkem [Social Innovators Bootcamp]

Founder, Matchless Love Foundation

Simply beyond amazing

We gained clarity on what exactly we are about, how to go about our goals and objectives, and who our target beneficiaries are.

I also launched the Nonprofit Impact Challenge (NIC) for nonprofit organizations to get continuous access to funding, partnerships, and collaboration opportunities.

Dinyambe Twanoh Nyatua, Founder Child Support Initiative.

Dinyambe [Social Innovators Bootcamp]

Founder Child Support Initiative.

Educative, Inspiring, and Empowering!

Before joining this boot camp, I was at a point where I was almost giving up because things were not going exactly how I envisage they will. I got clarity on how to structure my social enterprise. I got knowledge and insight on how to raise and attract funds to run my social enterprise.

This is one of the best boot camp I have attended on building social innovation. The thought that went into planning it, the richness of speakers and the commitment to it is really commendable

Bukola [Social Innovators Bootcamp]

Founder, Karis & Eleos Foundation.

I came into this program a novice and won a grant of $300,000 before the 12 weeks were over. I am thankful for this course and the light bulb moment from each session. Having a coach is very important and our coaches knew their onions and delivered with top-notch excellence. Participating in this program has given me the drive to seek more.

Sharon Browne Founder Cell of a Generation


Founder, Cells of a Generation

“The things we achieved since first joining the SIBC and then the inner circle was phenomenal. First, we gained clarity, launched the DIDI Project & collaborated on projects.
When I began my journey, I was eager to gain knowledge. By the end of the program, I did not only gain knowledge but a strong network.
I have now turned the ideas I had written on paper, into real projects.”

Ezinne Okey-Uchendu Founder, Zinnok Initiative


Founder, Zinnok Initiative

Wowww! Such growth in so short a time. Since joining the Inner Circle, we accessed new grants, built a strong organizational structure, and most importantly were handheld through it all. My management skills, stakeholders’ management, and resource mobilization have drastically improved. Being in the inner circle prepared us better to work as a non-profit. It has built our capacity in different ways. Please get on board’

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