Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: December 18, 2013, 11:25 PM
The Firelight Foundation (www.firelightfoundation.org) is a public charity based in Santa Cruz, California, USA. Firelight Foundation believes in the power of communities to create lasting change for children affected by poverty, HIV and AIDS. Firelight identifies, funds and strengthens promising community organizations that support the health, resilience and education of children in Africa. We strive to make grants that support local initiatives and leadership, strengthen the community's capacity to address its own needs, and are sensitive to the capacity of smaller groups to absorb and utilize funds. To date, Firelight has made over 1,100 grants totaling over $19 million to organizations serving children in sub-Saharan Africa.