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The ELMA Community Grants Program

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In Africa, particularly in rural areas, community-based organizations are often the only safety net for marginalized and vulnerable children.

Community-based organizations (CBOs) often serve children with the greatest developmental and survival needs in areas that governmental organizations do not reach.

Recognizing this, The ELMA Community Grants Program provides grants, mostly in the form of general support, to child-focused community-based organizations in Southern and Eastern Africa.

The services provided by grantees in The ELMA Community Grants Program provide for essential needs of children – both physiological (e.g. food, water, clothing, shelter) and safety (e.g. protection, psycho-social support, health) – especially for those in vulnerable circumstances, from children with disabilities to unaccompanied minors crossing country borders.  

In addition to ELMA’s financial investments, certain grantees supported by The ELMA Community Grants Program receive tailored support to assist their learning and capacity in the areas of fundraising, financial management, leadership, monitoring and evaluation, and program development.

 
 

Current Investments

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Kenya

Lesotho

Malawi

Mozambique

Namibia

Rwanda

South Africa

Swaziland

Tanzania

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe