Our Mission

Firelight believes in the power of African communities to create lasting, scalable change for Africa’s children, youth and families. 

Firelight is a unique philanthropic fund set up to support catalytic community- based organizations in Africa that are working to build smart, sustainable and scalable solutions to the challenges faced by children and youth.

We partner with major foundations, family foundations and individual philanthropists to find, fund and strengthen local community organizations that are addressing significant gaps and opportunities for vulnerable children in Africa.

Through a mix of capital and bespoke mentoring, we help community-based organizations realize their own collective visions of safe, strong and nurturing environments where children and youth thrive and can fulfill their potential.