We are EMpower

The Emerging Markets Foundation is a global philanthropy focused on at-risk youth in emerging market countries. With a world-wide community of supporters, we strategically invest in vital, local organizations who work to empower youth.

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The Latest from EMpower

EMpower Impact to Date

651

Grants Made

$20M

Awarded

253K

Youth Directly Impacted

968K

Lives Touched

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We focus on at-risk youth

Young people are a critical resource in emerging market countries. As a sizable part of the population, they play a key role in their countries’ futures, yet many live in poverty, facing discrimination, violence and exclusion. We focus on three areas crucial to youth development–livelihoods, education, and health and well-being– so that young people have the opportunity to realize their potential.

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Partnership with Impact

We currently have more then 100 active grantee partners in 15 EM countries. Find out how they are making a significant difference.

FEATURED GRANTEE PARTNER

AMANDLA EDUFOOTBALL
South Africa

Amandla EduFootball’s sports, leadership and life skills, and community empowerment programs work to prevent at-risk young people from joining gangs or becoming involved in other criminal or violent activities; provide information on health risks such as drugs and HIV/AIDS; and ensure regular school attendance. Young participants learn to respect boundaries and authority, and to become responsible and active members of society. AEF is also shaping the wider community to create a safe learning and living environment.

Read More about Amandla   |   See all Grantee Partners

LET THEM LEARN: Quality Education for ALL YOUTH

An immense challenge, but one we’re strategically poised to take on.

Find out more and donate today!

Our Underwriters pay for all of our administrative and fundraising costs, so 100% of your donation goes directly to empowering at-risk youth.

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