BackgroundFirelight Foundation believes in the power of African communities to create lasting change for children and families affected by poverty, HIV, and AIDS.
MissionTo identify, fund, and strengthen communities in Africa that support the health, resilience, and education of children.
Programme areasChild Centered. Family Focused. Community Based:
Firelight’s development approach is child-centered, family-focused, and community-based. This approach recognizes that child development and well-being are shaped by quality of engagement among the child, the family, the community, civil society, government, and global systems.
Identify Promising Organizations:
Firelight identifies potential grantees through open calls for proposals and by tapping local networks in Africa. Through our due diligence process, Firelight selects organizations that have honesty and integrity, deep community roots, respect for children’s rights, a clear vision and sound strategy, and a track record for achieving results by working in partnership with the communities they serve.
Firelight partners with organizations focused on creating conditions in which children, youth, and families who are at risk, living with or affected by HIV can thrive.
Firelight’s objective is for vulnerable children to receive the care they need to be safe, emotionally healthy, and resilient. Firelight funds organizations that improve children’s safety, support their emotional health, and promote children’s rights.
Firelight partners with organizations that support families to develop and use their income and assets to meet the education, health, nutrition, and basic material needs of their children. Firelight funds organizations that improve farming skills of smallholder farmers, enhance income and assets of families, and improve quality and success of vocational training for youth.