About Our Grants
Save Africa's Children, a program of the Pan African Children's Fund (PACF/SAC). exists to improve the lives of the most vulnerable children in Africa and the Diaspora. Additionally, PACF/SAC seeks to:
- Support local and faith-based initiatives that serve orphans and vulnerable children in Africa and the Diaspora.
Accomplished through the mobilization of financial and institutional resources from individuals, churches, celebrities, corporate and foundation sectors.
- Support comprehensive grassroots programs focused on strengthening families and communities.
All programs are locally designed and managed while also transparent and fully accountable.
- Cultivate partnerships with governments and donors to leverage financial and human resources to serve the needs of children.
This also includes partnerships with churches and well-established faith-based organizations that are rooted in resource poor countries and committed to serving the most vulnerable children.
- Raise awareness about the plight of children in sub-Saharan Africa.
Accomplished through church-based educational initiatives using existing church structures (such as weekly church meetings, Bible studies and sermons) and multi-media educational tools.
How a Grant Works
Save Africa's Children gives one-year grants of $1,000 to $5,000 to faith based and grassroots organizations providing direct support to vulnerable children orphaned or affected by HIV/AIDS, poverty and conflict in sub Saharan Africa.
A site visit is conducted by SAC representatives to all potential grantees. SAC uses the information to determine if the grantee meet our basic requirements and fit within SAC's core areas of interest. Please review our requirements and areas of interest carefully.
SAC will then follow up with the organization to solicit a full proposal. Full proposals are accepted by invitation only. We do not accept unsolicited proposals
Please do not contact SAC by phone or email to ask about the status of your project. Due to the volume of inquiries we receive, SAC cannot respond individually to those not selected for further consideration.
If the full proposal is approved, SAC will issue an award letter of agreement to the grantee partner, outlining the terms and conditions of the grant. Grantee partners must submit a progress report after six months and a final report after twelve months, as detailed in the award letter. Failure to submit a report by the due date may affect eligibility for any future grants. Reporting guidelines will be provided once a grant has been approved.
SAC representatives are individuals or organizations authorized to visit grantee partners on behalf of SAC to assess the needs and eligibility of the partner for future grants.
- Your program should have a site visit conducted by an SAC representative.
- Your program should directly serve the needs of vulnerable children.
- Your program should demonstrate strong leadership and community ownership.
- Your program should have a history of effective community action.
- Your program should be responding to the situation of children affected by HIV/AIDS.
Core Areas of Interest
- Viable and sustainable economic interventions (such as income generating activities, micro-finance, agricultural support and skills training) to minimize economic vulnerability.
- Economic support that increases the capacity of families to care for orphans such as assistance with school expenses, health costs and provision of staple foods.
- Well-organized, community-based volunteer structures that identify orphans and monitor the status of vulnerable families.
- Support of basic needs such as educational support, feeding and nutrition, temporary shelter and community based residential care.
- Psycho-social counseling for both caregivers and orphaned children.
2013 Grant Submissions Closed
Thank you for your interest in applying for a Save Africa’s Children (SAC) grant. The 2013 grant submission period is now closed. Please be sure to check the website starting September 2013 for more information about the upcoming grant submission period .
If you sent a letter of intent for the 2013 submission period and have not received a response within 8-12 weeks of the closing, you may not have been considered for a grant at this time.