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.
The African Community & Conservation Foundation (ACCF) identified the need for a gateway platform that would facilitate global connections amongst strategic and sustainable community and conservation programs in Africa. Founded by Paul Tudor Jones, an American conservationist with over two decades of experience in supporting communities and conservation efforts across the African continent, ACCF was established to bridge the gap and foster meaningful collaboration on a global scale.
ACCF 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. Our founding Project with the Grumeti Fund, located in the western corridor of the Serengeti, has paved the way to expand and grow our impact across Africa. The latest ACCF expansion Projects include Karingani in Mozambique, the Rwanda Project – Volcanoes National Park, and The Malilangwe Trust in Zimbabwe.
ACCF’s Projects include 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.
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
Conservation management encompasses an array of activities that include caring for critically endangered animal species, treating wounded wildlife, managing fires, research, monitoring, and removing invasive alien plants in order to allow the landscape and its flora and fauna to flourish.Learn More