Partners

The Foundation works with more than 100 partners in countries across Africa and in Canada. Together, we have improved the lives of more than 25 million people and their families.

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  • African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)


    Project: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

    Amount: $25.0 million

    Countries: Cameroon, Ghana, Pan - African, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania

    Enable 500 qualified, yet economically disadvantaged African students to complete a master’s-level education in mathematical sciences.

    Support the AIMS Secretariat to increase the profile and prioritization of STEM education and research across the continent.

    Expand the Foundation’s network of partners committed to achieving its vision of education as a catalyst for social and economic transformation.

    Improve the quality of secondary-level teaching in science and mathematics.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
  • AgDevCo


    Project: Agricultural Finance for Smallholders and Related Businesses

    Amount: $14.0 million

    Countries: Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

    Increase productivity and market access of 490,000 smallholder farmers so they can improve their livelihoods.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Rural and Agricultural Finance
  • AGRA


    Project: Financial Inclusion for Smallholder Farmers in Africa Project (FISFAP)

    Amount: $15.5 million

    Countries: Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania

    Expand access to financial services for 728,000 smallholder farmers in Tanzania, Kenya, and Ghana by using agribusinesses as a method of financing.

    Support agricultural market information systems and payment innovations to serve farmers with a range of financial and non-financial services.

    Share financial inclusion models and approaches through research, documentation, and dissemination.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Rural and Agricultural Finance
  • Arizona State University (ASU)


    Project: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program – Phase II

    Amount: $22.0 million

    Countries: Ghana

    Support 150 academically talented, yet financially disadvantaged students in completing their university education at the master’s level, while fostering their leadership skills and their capacity to give back to their communities.

    Build institutional linkages with two Ghanaian universities and strengthen the capacity of 42 of their faculty to provide mentorship and support to Scholars.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
  • Ashesi University College


    Project: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

    Amount: $13.0 million

    Countries: Ghana

    Support 200 academically talented, yet financially disadvantaged African students in completing their university education, while fostering their leadership skills and their capacity to give back to their communities.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

    Project: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program – Phase II

    Amount: $25.6 million

    Countries: Ghana

    Support 240 academically talented, yet financially disadvantaged students in completing a university education, while fostering their leadership skills and their capacity to give back to their communities.

    Strengthen a national network of Scholars and institutions committed to the Scholars Program’s vision.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
  • BFA


    Project: Financial Inclusion on Business Runways (FIBR)

    Amount: $8.7 million

    Countries: Ghana, Tanzania

    Demonstrate that small businesses can effectively offer financial services that advance access to and regular usage of financial services by 5,000 people living in poverty in Africa.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Next-Generation Financial Services
  • Camfed


    Project: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

    Amount: $41.7 million

    Countries: Ghana

    Support academically talented, yet financially disadvantaged students from Africa in completing their secondary education (4,000 students) and university (2,000 students), while fostering their leadership skills and their capacity to give back to their communities.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

    Project: Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

    Amount: $38.2 million

    Countries: Ghana, Malawi

    Support 5,000 rural girls (1,500 in Ghana and 3,500 in Malawi) in fulfilling their potential through education and development of leadership skills in northern Ghana and in Malawi, preparing them to transition beyond secondary school.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
  • Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)


    Project: YALI – West Africa (Anglophone) Regional Leadership Centre

    Amount: $3.3 million

    Countries: Ghana

    Provide high-quality leadership training to young African leaders aged 18 to 35 years.

  • Global Communities


    Project: Youth Forward

    Amount: $18.5 million

    Countries: Ghana

    Provide 23,700 economically disadvantaged youth in Ghana with the training and skills required to secure employment or self-employment opportunities in the construction sector. Global Communities leads the Youth Inclusive Entrepreneurial Development Initiative for Employment (YIEDIE) consortium, which is part of Youth Forward.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Youth Employability and Entrepreneurship
  • IFC


    Project: Partnership for Financial Inclusion

    Amount: $37.4 million

    Countries: Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Madagascar, Pan - African, Senegal, Tanzania, Zambia

    Increase access to financial services for 5.3 million poor clients by scaling up IFC’s strongest cohort of microfinance institutions.

    Innovate and expand successful business models in mobile financial services and facilitate exchange of global best practices.

    Related Initiatives:

    • Expanding Access to Financial Services in Africa