The Tony Elumelu Foundation is committed to the economic transformation of Africa through ensuring that adequate funding and appropriate global and national-level policies are in place to support:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership Development
  • Competitiveness

The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme takes a holistic approach to our partnerships portfolio. Because our financial commitment of $100 million to entrepreneurs across Africa is covered by our founder’s endowment, our principal objective is identifying strategic partners who can add value to our Entrepreneurs, business environment they are operating in and the wider entrepreneurship ecosystem.

We have also found over the course of these first three years that there are many high caliber applications that we have been unable to fund and have sought partners who are willing to commit to sponsoring additional entrepreneurs to the 1000 who are already part of the programme annually.

Our hope is that this further accelerates our goal of creating a generation of wealth creators in Africa