About Us

African Community & Conservation Foundation (ACCF) is a nonprofit foundation, founded with the purpose of preserving Africa’s wildlife by raising awareness and funding for key conservation projects and transformative community programs carried out in Africa.

rhino photo by Ami Vitale

Our Mission

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.

Our History

The African Community & Conservation Foundation (ACCF) was founded in 2018 as a project of Friends of Peace Parks, Inc., a United States public charity exempt from Federal Income taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code of 1986, as amended.

An independent nonprofit foundation, ACCF identified the need for a gateway platform to connect people all over the world with strategic and sustainable community and conservation programs underway in Africa. Drawing on the experience of CEO Brady Forseth, the vision is to raise awareness and much needed funding for the continuation and growth of critical conservation and community programs in the Serengeti and throughout Africa.

The founding partnership with Singita Grumeti Fund, a non-profit organization that carries out wildlife conservation and community programs in and around the Singita Grumeti Reserve, is paving the way for partnerships in the future to grow our impact across Africa.

Our Team

Brady Forseth

Brady Forseth CEO For 25 years, Brady has specialized in delivering transformational, long-standing impact on people’s lives in nearly 80…

Pete Mattson

Pete Mattson VP of Development & Marketing Pete brings a diversity of international development, marketing and consulting experience from both…

Ross Neubauer

Ross Neubauer Office Manager With his background in economics, Ross brings analytics and organization to the ACCF team. His primary…

Our Work

African Community & Conservation Foundation (ACCF) is a project sponsored by Friends of Peace Parks, Inc. (FPP), founded with the purpose of preserving Africa’s wildlife and supporting surrounding communities by raising awareness and funding for key conservation projects and transformative community programs carried out in Africa. FPP is a United States public charity exempt from Federal Income taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code of 1986, as amended.

To do this, we work with notable nonprofit funds and trusts that are carrying out significant conservation and community projects in Africa, independently assisting them by raising awareness and funding for these important initiatives.

Our key conservation partner in Tanzania, Singita Grumeti Fund, has three key focus areas within its operations: community outreach, anti-poaching and conservation management. Learn more about the work being done on the ground below.

Community Outreach

Community Outreach

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.

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Anti-Poaching

Anti-Poaching

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.

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Conservation

Conservation

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.

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