A program of Thousand currents, we work to build African diaspora philanthropy through community engagement and grantmaking.


We work to connect diaspora Africans to Thousand Currents’ partners in Africa, transformative grassroots groups and movements working at the intersections of economic, food, and climate justice. Thousand Currents’ Africa program operates under the principles of reciprocity, self-determination, social transformation that center people and land. Learn more here

Community Engagement

We provide information, tools, and resources for diaspora to engage in and influence strategic philanthropy. We organize and participate in panels, workshops, webinars, and conferences to integrate diaspora voices into philanthropy. We organize diasporan dinners, forums, and grassroots partner visits with diaspora communities to connect diaspora communities to transformative leaders and work on the continent, to connect diasporans to each other, and to build community.