NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Empowers Africa, a non-profit foundation based in the United States that supports programs on the ground in Sub Sahara Africa, is pleased to announce its 2014 grant recipients. The foundation has made 22 grants to 16 non-profit organizations amounting to over $160,000 (USD) for programs that support education, healthcare, and wildlife conservation. Empowers Africa will make another round of grants later on in 2014. Since its inception on March 1st, 2013, Empowers Africa has granted over $250,000 (USD).
The 2014 Empowers Africa grant recipients are:
- Africa Foundation
- African Parks Foundation
- African Research & Conservation (ARC)
- African Wildlife Foundation
- Big Life Foundation
- David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
- Good Work Foundation
- The Imibala Trust
- Inzalo Community Project
- Lalela Project
- Nkuringo Orphans Group
- Rural Education and Environment Development Organization
- Singita Community Development
- South African College for Tourism (SACT)
- Wilderness Wildlife Trust
- World Serve International
Empowers Africa was founded in 2013 and has 20 trustees and 12 advisory committee members. The current trustees include: Donna Corbat, Zita de Zagon, Lisa Christiansen Gentil, Flo Fulton,Patricia Glass, Michele Gradin, Nina Griscom, Aisha Haque, Catherine Howell, Gretchen Hunt, Pat Isom, Mary Judelson, Jenny Kennedy, Krista Krieger, Suzanne Leydecker, Laura Nicklas, Lyn Pedersen, Frances Schultz, Kim Smith and Nicci Young Wiese. Liz Kelly serves as the Treasury & Secretary of the organization.The advisory committee includes, Marie Aiello, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Gabriella Gentil, Mike Karantonis, Carrie Mackin, Dana Macy, Barbara Missett, Charlotte Mourlot, Jeremy Murphy, Eliza Osborne, Molly Willis and Cathy Zicherman.
Empowers Africa would like to thank their trustees, advisory committee members and donors for all their generous support.
About Empowers Africa:
Empowers Africa is a 501(c)(3) that focuses on funding programs in communities that surround protected conservation and wildlife areas or World Heritage sites; programs in urban communities where tourism is a strong source of development; and programs that support the protection of wildlife and land conservation. Visit the organization’s website at www.empowersafrica.org