the ELMA growth foundation

Launched in 2013, The ELMA Growth Foundation invests exclusively in Africa in organizations with recently proven and/or scalable models of improving the lives of low-income individuals, families or communities.

To ensure long-term sustainability, ELMA’s growth investments are focused on organizations that exhibit:

  • Achievable and measurable visions for scale and impact
  • Effective African-based leadership and management teams
  • Realistic plans for moving out of a proven start-up phase into a growth phase
  • Appropriate financial and operational systems and processes to support growth