Our mission is to contribute to the preservation of important African wilderness areas, as well as to empower the communities living alongside these spaces, contributing to a world in which people and wildlife live together, sustainably, forever. To do this, we work with distinguished nonprofit funds and trusts carrying out impactful conservation and community projects in Africa. By assisting them through raising awareness and funding, ACCF provides support for these important initiatives.
ACCF is a public charity exempt from Federal income taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. Once partnerships are established and programs are identified for ACCF support, ACCF participates in budget deliberations for those programs and regularly monitors the programs’ progress through constant communication with its partner organizations and review of such organizations’ substantive and financial reports regarding the programs to ensure the successful use of its donors’ contributions.
The communities surrounding protected wildlife areas in Africa are key stakeholders in conservation. The work that we support aims to help communities to thrive both socially and economically while living in harmony with the surrounding wilderness areas.
Conservation management encompasses an array of activities, from treating wounded wildlife to managing fires and removing invasive alien plants in order to allow the landscape and its flora and fauna to flourish. ACCF supports projects ranging from managing wild fires and reducing the impact of invasive alien plants to the re-introduction of locally extinct animal species
Wildlife is under constant threat of poaching for commercial bushmeat, habitat encroachment, charcoal extraction, and the illegal trade of wildlife contraband such as ivory and rhino horn. To combat these ecosystem threats we support anti-poaching efforts that combine cutting-edge technology with boots on the ground.
Our founding partner in Tanzania, Grumeti Fund, has three key focus areas within its operations: community outreach, anti-poaching, and conservation management.
A storied Mozambican wilderness adjacent to the Kruger National Park, this largely untouched reserve represents one of the last authentic chances to make a real and lasting difference in Africa.
The Malilangwe Trust was created to restore and maintain the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve’s ecosystem, make meaningful contributions to conservation science, and improve the livelihoods of its neighboring communities.
Rwanda Project – Volcanoes National Park (RPVNP) comprises 178 acres bordering the National Park and conservation efforts focus on increasing the habitat for mountain gorillas by ensuring that the area is successfully restored through active reforestation with local indigenous trees.