New Field Foundation supports locally led initiatives in Africa that provide long-term solutions to poverty, violence and injustice through local organizing, movement building and systems change. We award grants through the following two programs:
This program supports rural women's organizations and networks in West Africa to take leadership and create positive change in their regions. We partner with organizations over a number of years to ensure stability and effectiveness. At this time, we are concentrating on three Focus Areas:
Casamance (Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea Bissau)
Mano River Union (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone)
Niger River Basin (Burkina Faso, Mali, Côte d’Ivoire)
Seeding Solutions is New Field’s exploratory and flexible grantmaking program which supports pan-African initiatives. Applications for this program are by invitation only.