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Akuapem Community Foundation

Post Office Box AR 29 Aburi-Akuapem
Accra, Greater Accra Region Ghana

Mission

To marshal resources to build an endowment fund for grantmaking, execution of our programs and covering operational costs. The foundation also aims to offer leadership and coordination of efforts where these are lacking, and to promote and complement existing agencies or charitable organizations that are making efforts to meet the educational, youth, gender, health, cultural, environmental, civic, historic, moral and public needs of the Akuapem Traditional Area and beyond.

Most Meaningful Change

In November 2005, we instituted an Education Day for all junior high schools in Akuapem. The Day concentrates on looking for solutions to the problems affecting the delivery of quality education such that for many years many basic schools scored 0% pass at the Basic Education Certificate Examination. In 2011, on our seventh Education Day, there was an evaluation of what had been done so far. The outcome was remarkable improvement in the pass level in Akuapem schools, currently well above the national average. This year’s Education Day, the ninth, was about the health needs of our mothers. Their wellness is basic to the well-being of the children we hope will be our future leaders.

2005 Year Founded
$15,000 Endowment Value
$5,000 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 12.10.14

Population Area Served

225,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationAkuapem Community Foundation
Address 1Post Office Box AR 29 Aburi-Akuapem
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownAccra
State / RegionGreater Accra Region
ZIP / Postal CodeDid not answer
CountryGhana
ContinentAfrica
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone+233 302 411 668
Emailinfo@akuapemcf.org
Websitewww.akuapemcf.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Nana Oye Mansa Yeboaa, Lead Coordinator
Primary Contact’s NamePatrick Ohene-Obeng
Primary Contact’s PositionAssistant Programs Manager
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded2005
Mission StatementTo marshal resources to build an endowment fund for grantmaking, execution of our programs and covering operational costs. The foundation also aims to offer leadership and coordination of efforts where these are lacking, and to promote and complement existing agencies or charitable organizations that are making efforts to meet the educational, youth, gender, health, cultural, environmental, civic, historic, moral and public needs of the Akuapem Traditional Area and beyond.
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced225,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)1
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)5
Total Board Members10
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$45,256
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$1,000
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$24,803
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$5,000
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$15,000
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsA little improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a centrally important role
Grassroots activismNo role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed a centrally important role
Changes in the political environmentPlayed an important role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed an important role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed a centrally important role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodLots of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyFair amount of time
NationallyVery little time
InternationallyNone
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationImportant but not central
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationImportant but not central
Board reflective of community diversityCentrally important
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityImportant but not central
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityCentrally important
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureFair amount
EducationLot
EnvironmentFair amount
HealthLot
Human and social servicesFair amount
Human rightsFair amount
International relationsFair amount
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentLot
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityLot
Information technologyLittle
Strengthening local or regional governmentFair amount
HousingFair amount
ChildrenLot
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyNot at all
Disaster reliefNot at all
Advocacy with authoritiesLot
Job trainingLittle
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOften
Promote collaboration between granteesOften
Promote understanding of public policyOccasionally
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOften
AdvocacyOften
Loaned staffOccasionally
ResearchDid not answer
Community needs assessmentOccasionally
Leadership developmentOccasionally
InternshipsRarely
Providing space for local organizationsOften
Access to information technologyOccasionally
Publishing/knowledge sharingOften
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting better
CrimeNo change
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting better
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting better
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting better
Responsiveness of authoritiesNo change
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting better
Value of community assetsNo change
Quality of the environmentGetting much better
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting much better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityGetting better
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingNo change
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertySome important achievements
CrimeA few small achievements
Trust among different sections of the communityMuch achievement
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesSome important achievements
Social position of marginalized groupsSome important achievements
Responsiveness of authoritiesA few small achievements
Appropriateness of public policiesSome important achievements
Value of community assetsA few small achievements
Quality of the environmentMuch achievement
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communitySome important achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsSome important achievements
Networks and links between different parts of the communityDid not answer
Gender equitySome important achievements
Charitable giving through the community foundationSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingSome important achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLot
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLot
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesLittle
SchoolsLot
BusinessesLot
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersN/A
Regional association of grantmakersVery helpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsVery helpful
Particular foundationVery helpful
Other organizationN/A
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsYes
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesNo
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doYes
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleNo
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingVery important
Better legal or fiscal environmentImportant
More volunteersNeither important nor unimportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
Better local culture of givingImportant
Stronger civil societyImportant
More responsive authoritiesVery important
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsIn November 2005, we instituted an Education Day for all junior high schools in Akuapem. The Day concentrates on looking for solutions to the problems affecting the delivery of quality education such that for many years many basic schools scored 0% pass at the Basic Education Certificate Examination. In 2011, on our seventh Education Day, there was an evaluation of what had been done so far. The outcome was remarkable improvement in the pass level in Akuapem schools, currently well above the national average. This year’s Education Day, the ninth, was about the health needs of our mothers. Their wellness is basic to the well-being of the children we hope will be our future leaders.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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