• Organization TypeFoundation
  • Staff26-50
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded2005
The ELMA Philanthropies Services is the services arm of the ELMA Group of Foundations. From locations in New YorkCape Town and Dar es Salaam we develop program strategies, identify and explore grant making opportunities, monitor grant performance, and establish philanthropic relationships for the Foundations. The ELMA Group of Foundations provides sizeable philanthropic assistance to high impact initiatives within each Foundation’s area of focus.   The ELMA Foundation The ELMA Foundation’s mission is to improve the lives of Africa’s children and youth through the support of sustainable efforts to relieve poverty, advance education, and promote health.   The ELMA Foundation aims to fund activities on the continent of Africa that: relieve the poverty, suffering, illness and distress of children; advance the education of disadvantaged children and youth; improve the quality of life and prospects of disadvantaged children and the families and households that support them; and improve health care, health care facilities, and health care infrastructure primarily for the benefit of children.   Health In pursuit of its mission, the ELMA Foundation makes investments in health that: support integrated service delivery to ensure mothers, newborns, and children receive health services seamlessly and effectively; develop the infrastructure needed to support healthcare service delivery; and advance exploration of health financing options to support service delivery and facilitate transfer of program delivery to national systems.   Education In pursuit of its mission, the ELMA Foundation makes investments in education that: better prepare children to learn and engage in their education at school through Early Childhood Development (ECD), supporting stronger cognitive development, increased stimulation and improved health and nutrition; enhance teacher development and support; and strengthen school leadership, governance and management of environment and activities.   Special Opportunities The ELMA Foundation pursues special grant opportunities which may not fit neatly within, or which bridge our Education or Health program strategies. Special Opportunities grants are developed and considered on a case-by-case basis, without defined program parameters. Examples to date include: Children’s rights – supporting organizations or programs that advance the legal rights of children Children’s policy formation – providing support so that public policy as it concerns children is formed on well-documented facts and evidence Vocational training – assisting disadvantaged youth to have practical vocational training to prepare them for the job market  

Contact ELMA Foundation

Company Offices
  • United States (headquarters)
  • New York
  • 99 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
  • Tanzania
  • Dar es Salaam
  • Pent Office, Coco Plaza Plot No. 254, Toure Drive, Msasani Peninsula
  • South Africa
  • Cape Town
  • ABSA Building, 20th Floor 2 Riebeek Street