Africare Fact Sheet

Organization name:


Not >> AFRICARE (i.e., not acronym and/or full caps)
Not >> AfriCare (i.e., not capital "C")

International headquarters:

Washington, D.C. (contact info here)

Other offices:

Field offices in some 18 African countries (contact info here)

Geographic focus:


Brief description:

Africare works to improve the quality of life of the people in Africa.

Africare's core expertise in community engagement, capacity building, locally-driven behavior change and innovative public-private partnerships empowers project participants with the knowledge and tools to achieve a sustainable path to prosperity. By integrating our core expertise with our technical specialties of Agriculture and Health, Africare's projects leverage local resources for under-served communities to solve their own development challenges, always prioritizing the cross-cutting themes of Economic Development; Nutrition; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene; Women’s Empowerment; and Youth Engagement. In the United States, Africare’s public outreach promotes understanding and dialogue about African history, culture and development issues.

Africare is a leader among private, charitable U.S. organizations assisting Africa: it is the oldest and largest African-American led organization in that field. And Africa is Africare's specialty.


• Incorporated in September 1970 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
• Permanently reincorporated in May 1971 in Washington, D.C.

Charity status:

Africare is a private, charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States. Africare is a grant-seeking ― not a grant-making ― organization. Gifts to Africare are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

Countries assisted:

Since its founding in 1970, Africare has assisted 36 countries in every major region of Africa: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi (past), Cape Verde (past), Central African Republic (past), Chad, Cote d'Ivoire/Ivory Coast (past), DR Congo (past), Egypt (past), Eritrea (past), Ethiopia (past), The Gambia (past), Ghana, Guinea (past), Guinea-Bissau (past), Kenya (past), Lesotho (past), Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania (past), Mozambique, Namibia (past), Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone (past), Somalia (past), South Africa, South Sudan (past), Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Assistance delivered:

Since our founding in 1970, Africare has invested more than $1 billion, benefiting tens of millions of men, women and children through thousands of projects in 36 African countries.


Chairman of the Board: Stephen D. Cashin
Board of Directors: Complete List
President: Dr. Darius Mans
Senior Staff: Complete List

Media contact:

Nicole Miles




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