Without conservation, no wildlife; without wildlife, no community upliftment; without community support, no conservation.
Africa Foundation is an independent, tax-exempt Non-Profit Organisation registered in South Africa, the United States and the United Kingdom.
Working hand-in-hand with our non-profit community and conservation development partner for 30 years, &Beyond and Africa Foundation’s long-term collaboration is founded on shared values – to care for land, wildlife and people – and the combination of our mutual strengths and expertise are thus leveraged to create the greatest possible impact.
Africa Foundation traces our lodge footprint in Africa, nurturing, restoring and protecting the natural wild systems associated with our operations, by empowering the communities that are the custodians of these systems. By partnering with communities, governments and the private sector, a symbiotic balance between land, wildlife and people can be best achieved.
In line with this shared vision, Africa Foundation aims to facilitate the empowerment and development of people living within or close to Africa’s protected wildlife areas by forging unique partnerships between conservation initiatives and local communities. In this way, these conservation initiatives become both meaningful and relevant to these communities.
Africa Foundation’s methodology is based on a collaborative and consultative approach of working WITH community leadership. The foundation listens to the communities’ own identified needs, providing guidance where necessary. They continue to work directly with the community until the completion of the project, ensuring donor money and time is well invested.
The projects that Africa Foundation supports are based on two important principles – they are grounded in community participation and are driven by local leadership.
Partnership with local stakeholders is critical for the success of the projects and the Foundation plays a pivotal role in facilitating the relationship between communities, local government and &Beyond.