We scale change through innovation & partnerships
ANANSE NTONTAN (A-NAN-SI N-TON-TAN), the spider, is a well-known character in West African folklore. It is a symbol of wisdom, creativity, and the complexities of life. Wisdom relates to experience, knowledge, and good judgment in decision-making and taking action. Creativity includes using imagination and original ideas in artistic work or creating something new and different.
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We scale change in three ways
EMPOWERING GENERATIONS NEXT
LEAP seeks to improve people lives through Social Productivity, with smart collaborations and innovation. We use Philanthropy as a catalyst to tackle social challenges. By identifying, funding and working with innovative NGO’s & Social Entrepreneurs of and in Africa. The foundation builds partnerships to foster scalable effective problem solving. We encourage social initiatives and peer to peer innovation across of and on the African continent whilst building community of trusted individuals and corporate donors. Together with its partners LEAP tackles issues in the areas of INFECTIOUS DISEASES, Education, Renewable.
HEALTHCARE & EDUCATION - RENEWABLE ENERGY
The Foundation pauses the question about what are “identity” & “values” today. Crafting a new vision that transcends culture which invites to consider the plurality of African arts culture past and present, defying cultural stereotypes and classification. With strategic partnerships and collaborations, the foundation aims to preserve and promote African Arts and culture within and outside Africa. The foundation is a non-profit organization that supports programs focused on emerging artists throughout the continent of Africa, Europe, and Asia. As projects are realized, the foundation support structure also comes in the form of much need resources such as expertise, advisory, and networking.
EVENTS - KEYNOTES - MENTORSHIP
We act as an hybrid VC bringing a fresh perspective to investing in Africa, offering Asian & African investors unique insight in selected opportunities. The Foundation ACTS is committed to LINK philanthropic capital and expertise with NGOs AND START-UPS. WE BRIDGE THE GAP between INDIVIDUAL and CORPORATE DONORS, investors and high impact organisations. We identify, invest and supports high-impact organisations with the objective to deliver both financial returns and quantifiable benefits to society as a whole. We providing both financial and non-financial support: Financial support may be provided in the form of grants, loans, or equity. Non-financial support may include entrepreneurial know-how, networks and capacity building.
GRANTS – LOANS - EQUITY
Identify, evaluate & partner
LEAP identifies best in class projects after vetting each initiatives through its network of experts. The impact potential is measured mindful of the public sector expectations.The foundation helps new social enterprises get their start from the ground up.
Review, support & track progress
LEAP is impact driven. Each project is monitored, the social impact measured through our network, field evaluation.Social productivity of each project requires that the impact is measured across communities, enhances individual lives.The Foundation teams-up with local universities to tap in their research skills to further measure local impact.
Report, share and leverage impact
Thinking beyond the direct social impact. Fostering collaboration among established NGO’s and social entrepreneurs, identify best practices and seek to adapt these in other areas or beyond borders.Living in a connected world requires us to identify similarities across the globe of issues, understand best practice and leverage expertise.
Our work compass
OVER 750,000 INDIVIDUALS
ADVOCACY & CAPACITY BUILDING
2016 - Icone360, Campain - BENIN REPUBLIC
2017 - African Community - HONG KONG
CONSERVATION ARTS & CULTURE
2016 - Mode Is Art, Art Collective - FRANCE
2017 - Waathi.org, Think Tank - SENEGAL
2017 - Full Circle Art Africa – HONG KONG
2017 - Mwimbi Arts – HONG KONG
2015 - Leap Initiative, Social Entreprise - BENIN
2016 - 1000 Lives Faso Soap – BURKINA FASO
2017 - Ismat, Renewable Energy – BENIN
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Invest with a purpose
We create opportunities by supporting talents, innovation and conservation initiatives with a high impact within and outside Africa.
The foundation’s network gathers & builds a diverse community of partners who share our commitment to scale change:
Corporations • NGOs • Tech Start-Ups • Private Banks • Philanthropists • Venture Capitalists • Policy makers • Media Companies • Social Enterprises.