Donate to ALA

By contributing financially to ALA, you can help ALA further its mission of identifying, developing and connecting Africa’s future leaders. We regularly run special fundraising campaigns and you can donate safely online, via wire transfer or send us a check. You can also do both once-off and monthly donations via credit card.

For information on our 501(c)(3) (USA) or Section 18(A) (SOUTH AFRICA) status or for other ways to give, please click on the donate now button below. Our online donations are safely enabled through PayPal and Classy, a well known and secure fundraising platform for non-profits.

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Join a Student Enterprise Board

A cornerstone of the ALA experience is the Student Enterprise Program which sees ALA students running businesses or non-profit organizations for a full year, providing them with hands-on training in leadership, entrepreneurship and management and preparing them to pursue leadership and entrepreneurial opportunities on the continent.

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Partner with Africa Careers Network

Established in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, Africa Careers Network (ACN) connects outstanding young talent from African Leadership Academy and The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program to career and internship opportunities across Africa.

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Become a host family to graduates

Most of the young leaders from ALA decide to pursue university or gap year studies in either North America or Europe after graduating from the Academy. Graduate Hosts play an important role in this transition to life after ALA.

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Sponsor a young leader at ALA

A powerful way to develop future leadership for Africa is to directly invest in the leaders themselves – by providing sponsorships for students from disadvantaged communities to attend ALA.

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Host an ALA event

As part of our lifelong engagement model, ALA supports our graduates attending university and working abroad through a variety of events throughout the year including conferences, regional reunions and supporter events. We are able to keep our ALA community connected with the help of our dedicated supporters, Graduate Host Families, and regional Chapters in the U.S.

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Add your name to the legacy

Add your personal footprint to the legacy of ALA by funding a room, hall, wing or building to be named in your honor as we expand and refurbish our campus for the next generation of Africa’s leaders.

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