The Firelight Foundation

Host Organization: Firelight Foundationmdi-circle-small Scotts Valley, CA, US mdi-circle-small


Firelight finds, funds, and strengthens catalytic community-based organizations (CBOs) that are working with their communities to address important systems for children in eastern and southern Africa. In order to support these organizations and their communities, we raise and strategically invest capital from major foundations, family foundations, and individual philanthropists.
Our approach is founded on the belief, backed by experience and evidence, that by giving communities, families, children and youth the agency and voice to strengthen their own local and national systems and structures and by developing the next generation of changemakers, communities can best determine and sustain the change they want to see. We call this “community-driven systems change.”
Our model has several core components that we employ in an adaptive process through constant learning and refining.

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About the Host

Firelight is a multi-donor public charity fund that raises money from foundations, individuals, and institutions to support community-based organizations (CBOs) that are working with their communities to drive systems change for children and youth in eastern and southern Africa.

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