Our mission, to empower African communities to bring about sustainable development and positive social transformation based on respect for human rights, would not be possible without the support of all our donors and partners—from unique individuals to international organizations and foundations. 



Local Partners

Through the Empowered Communities Network, we partner with African-based and international NGOs, service providers, businesses, and government agencies interested in funding small and sustainable community-designed projects in Tostan partner communities. These communities have collaborated with over 150 local NGOs, microfinance institutions, and government agencies to advance their community development priorities. 


Institutional Partners

We are also proud to partner with international organizations and groups to further our goal of dignity for all, such as:


Aid for Africa


Barefoot College

Esri France

Girl Effect

Half the Sky 

Orchid Project





Individual Donors

Over the years, thousands of generous contributors from all over the world have helped us build Tostan and reach hundreds of communities in Africa. Our work would not be possible without such generosity. 


Foundations and Agencies

We are proud of our long-running partnerships with some of the most respected foundations and international development agencies in the world. Some of our current supporters are listed below.



Fistula Foundation

Flora Family Foundation

Gates Foundation

Greenbaum Foundation

Jackie Kay Memorial Trust

John and Lewis Platt Foundation

Long Road Foundation


Johnson & Johnson

Orchid Project

Radio Suede

Segal Family Foundation


Skoll Foundation

Wallace Global Fund

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

William H Donner Foundation