Africare is a Four-Star Rated, African-American founded development organization that improves the quality of life of people in Africa.
More than 95% of our project staff are African, and 94 cents of every dollar we receive goes directly to project implementation.
By working as partners, Africare helps local populations build sustainable, healthy and productive communities.
Africare is the oldest and the largest African-American led organization in the development field, and is a leader in development assistance to Africa.
Since its founding in 1970, Africare has delivered more than $1 billion in assistance to millions of beneficiaries across the African continent.
Africare’s staff has an unparalleled knowledge of the continent – its challenges and opportunities – and has nurtured valuable relationships with key figures ranging from community leaders and traditional authorities to presidents and prime ministers.
Africare centers its development approach around active community participation and partners with local organizations to ensure institutional strengthening and capacity building.
Africare’s coverage is among the widest and deepest of any organization working in Africa, representing more than 2,500 projects in 36 countries Africa-wide since inception.