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African Parks Foundation of America (APFA)

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African Parks Foundation of America (APFA) is a registered 501 (c3) non-profit organisation, working to promote and advance African Parks’ mission in the United States. APFA develops and oversees all fundraising from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies to support African Parks’ work to save wildlife and wild places across Africa. APFA is led by a 10-member Board of Directors, which consists of ambassadors and supporters who are passionate about the mission of African Parks.
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African Parks is a non-profit conservation organization that takes on direct responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of protected areas in partnership with governments and local communities. We currently manage 22 national Parks and protected areas in 12 countries covering over 20 million hectares in: angola, benin, central African republic, chad, the democratic republic of congo, malawi, mozambique, the republic of congo, south sudan, rwanda, zambia, and zimbabwe.chinko:situated in eastern central African republic (car), one of africa's most remote and unstable regions, chinko continues to be a remarkable story of success and restoration. Since 2014, when the car government invited African Parks to manage chinko, wildlife began to return, and stability is increasing in a region once fraught with civil war and poaching. In april 2020, a revised agreement was signed with the government for a further 25 years. Under this new mandate, the functional landscape of chinko was included, taking the area under management to over 55,000 km/sq. As effective management has taken hold, hundreds of people from some of the world's most vulnerable communities are beginning to feel the value of chinko. Through a transhumance sensitization program, focusing on peacefully raising awareness among herders around the park to guide them along designated cattle corridors, the ecological damage caused by cattle is diminishing. In 2022, the wildlife protection and sensitization teams increased the active protection of the core protected area to 24,300 km/sq, keeping the area free of livestock. Elephant numbers have stabilized and are on the rise, the nearly eradicated northern lion population has increased to a few hundred, buffalo numbers are growing annually, and the giant eland and bongo populations are now the largest under effective protection in africa. Specifically in this past year, chinko confirmed the presence of eleven wild dogs, including juveniles, and a breeding population of eastern chimpanzees, signaling a resurgence of these key species. Furthermore, enterprise initiatives and the provision of essential services such as market gardening, medical, and education have improved the livelihoods of thousands of people living in the direct periphery of the park. Going forward, the vision for chinko is to continue expanding the core conservation area within the contiguous landscape of eastern car, to serve as an ecological corridor from chad to south sudan. Kafue: situated in the kavango zambezi (kaza) transfrontier conservation area (tfca), the world's largest transfrontier conservation area, kafue national park is one of the biggest Parks in africa, spanning 22,400 km/sq. The national park encompasses a vast network of rivers, wetlands, and intact woodlands, creating an expansive tract of the iconic zambezian ecoregion, providing refuge to critical populations of savannah wildlife. In february 2021, the government of zambia invited African Parks to implement a 17-month priority support plan (psp), during which significant investments in wildlife protection and infrastructure were made to safeguard and develop the park. These efforts paved the way for a long-term mandate and in july 2022, when African Parks signed a 20-year management agreement with the government of zambia for the full protection of kafue. Since then, a management team has been recruited, additional rangers selected for training, the greater kafue landscape ltd board appointed, and infrastructure and operations have been scaled to meet the needs of managing this critically important ecosystem. In 2022, an aerial survey was undertaken, focusing on elephants and large mammals across kafue and the surrounding game management areas. In addition, 36 elephants, 16 lions, nine wild dogs, five cheetahs and five ungulates were collared through partnerships with other conservation organizations. The results of the survey, together with the collared animal monitoring data, will contribute to a baseline against which to measure the progress of restoration. With a core focus on strengthening protection to conserve kafue's wildlife populations, African Parks recruited and selected candidates from the communities in the periphery of the park to establish a well-trained and motivated field ranger team. Our work in this immense landscape is critical to ensuring the future not only of this important biodiversity , but the essential natural resources, and health of our ecosystems that represent the heritage of generations to come.akagera:akagera national park is a shining example of what can be achieved through strong partnerships with governments and communities. Since 2010, when the rwanda development board and African Parks signed a long-term management agreement for akagera, the park has transformed from a depleted, undervalued resource into one of africa's premium wildlife destinations. After several litters were born at the end of 2022, the lion population grew to 57 individuals, which is six times the number of lions when African Parks assumed management. Hundreds of communities benefit from the park'Parks's ongoing operations and livelihood initiatives. In 2022 alone, nearly $1 million of economic activity flowed from the park into the surrounding communities in the form of revenue sharing, casual wages, local purchases, etc. The park also earned record revenue through tourism, of which rwandan citizens made up 43% of paying visitors. One significant highlight from 2022 was the official opening of the gishanda fish farm. Gishanda sustainably farms tilapia to offer community members an accessible protein source, while also enhancing sustainable farming methods and providing new skills and jobs, benefitting both communities and biodiversity conservation. This project released 111,000 fingerlings to restock lake gishanda, contributed to the electrification of two villages, improved the umunezero primary school by providing clean water from the farm's boreholes, and supplied a community-run organic vegetable farm with fertilized wastewater. Akagera's revival, through sound partnerships and a clear vision, demonstrates what is possible to support people and wildlife long into the future.

Grants made by APFA

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Rainforest TrustProjects in Africa: Rainforest Trust Match$290,000

Who funds African Parks Foundation of America (APFA)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The Rob Walton FoundationTo Provide Operational Support To the African Parks Network in Developing and Managing National Parks and Other Important Conservation Areas in Africa$17,579,385
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$2,563,500
Alexander FoundationGeneral$1,100,000
...and 30 more grants received totalling $24,469,772

Personnel at APFA

Edward BarnesChief Operating Officer$138,000
Toni L CondonExecutive Director$281,000
Joanna da VeigaDirector , Finance and Admin.
Patti Eisenberg seniorDirector , Philanthropy$40,478
Sarah WilsonSenior Director , Philanthropy$207,000
...and 8 more key personnel

Financials for APFA

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$22,690,624
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$1,333,564
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-1,647,468
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$22,376,720

Form 990s for APFA

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-07990View PDF
2021-122022-11-14990View PDF
2020-122021-11-12990View PDF
2019-122021-03-02990View PDF
2018-122020-01-14990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s
Data update history
January 22, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 6 new personnel
January 18, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 11 new grant, including a grant for $17,579,385 from The Rob Walton Foundation
December 27, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
October 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $27,000 from American Endowment Foundation
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21 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
New York County, NY
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(646) 568-1276
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
N12: Recreation and Sports Fund Raising and Fund Distribution
NAICS code, primary
813312: Environment, Conservation, and Wildlife Organizations
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