Overview  >  The ELMA Growth Foundation  >  African Social Entrepreneurship

Focus Area: 
African Social Entrepreneurship


We succeed when the organizations we fund are growing towards sustainable impact at scale. Our Investments in this Focus Area are spread throughout Africa.

See detailed investment criteria for this Focus Area...

We invest in organizations that exhibit these qualities:

  • Strong African leadership with a vision for growth
  • A demonstrated track record of social impact
  • An achievable plan to expand and diversify revenue sources
  • A realizable strategy for scale and sustainability

We measure these outcomes to assess our impact:

  • Achievement of clearly defined organizational growth milestones
  • Increase in size, volume, and diversity of revenue sources
  • Improvement in cost-effectiveness of programs as they scale
  • Expansion of programmatic reach and impact

Current Investments