African Potential is geared to creating a legacy for the African continent by prioritising the health and climate-health agendas.
We support innovation in Africa through a sustainable, multi-sectoral ecosystem and fair-trade practices. We provide grant and seed funding mechanisms to enable academics and innovators to bring their work to life, specifically targeting projects and individuals with cutting-edge solutions. We offer an incubation and acceleration mechanism tailored to the diverse socio-economic needs of the market and the dynamic solutions developed in Africa. By leveraging strategic partnerships and our network of affiliate partners, we identify impactful projects, conduct assessments, and engage in ongoing research and development, ensuring that our investments are well-supported throughout the development pipeline
Innovation catalyser - from discovery to take-to-market in reducing the global health burden & climate impact, with incubation and shared service centre (SSC) Pre-Seed, Seed, & Series A
Purpose from profit - nurturing the potential in people and growing small ideas for big purpose while focusing on our key program areas Grant Funding, Micro-enterprise Development, & Development Aid. (South African specific: Tax Exemptions and B-BBEE Score-card points apply)
Why work with us
Our processes are transparent and governed by our Trust Deed and Memorandum of Incoporation. Any project funded through African Potential must demonstrate an equally high level of transparency. On registration through our project portal, organisations are thoroughly vetted (governance processes, financial accountability, historical performance, monitoring and evaluation processes, and evidence-based outcomes). We undertake quarterly reviews of funded projects to ensure responsible fiscal management, and match expenditure with outcomes on an annual basis.
Donations made through African Potential are secure. Listed projects are registered, and organisations are pre-vetted through our rigorous rating process. Each new project is managed through an independent account, ensuring effective fiscal oversight. Project Oversight Committees include the donor, who has direct line of site to their projects and how beneficiaries are benefitting
African Potential have a global network of Affiliate Partners. These are subject-matter or technical specialists with years of experience managing projects across Africa or abroad. They provide input into our focus areas, project implementation, and impact assessments. Our reach extends from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nation AIDS (UNAIDS), to leading Universities such as Johns Hopkins, Harvard and Oxford University. Locally, we collaborate with world-class, cutting-edge research institutions including the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), the Perinatal HIV Research Unit (PHRU), and University of Witwatersrand.