African Leadership University

Join us in
making history

Donate and support our mission to empower a new generation of bold,
entrepreneurial and ethical African leaders.

Your gift will help fund different aspects of the ALU student experience, including but not limited to: scholarships, school supplies, student internships, academic competition and external conference opportunities, faculty development, and more!


ALU and the African Leadership Foundation.

The ALU Undergraduate Programme is designed with your future in mind. We believe in preparing our students for the world of tomorrow filled with new ideas, big challenges and jobs that haven’t even been created yet. With that in mind, we have crafted a learning experience that allows you to continually apply the skills you learn, both in and out of the classroom and in everything you do.

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100% of the gifts to our Greatest Needs Fund help bring the ALU experience to life.

Your donation could go toward scholarships, school supplies, academic competitions, external conference opportunities, faculty development, and more!



The ALU Student Ventures Programme empowers the next generation of leaders to pursue their passion for entrepreneurship.

Your gift will provide a hands-on opportunity for students to ideate, prototype, validate, implement and scale a new venture.



By graduation, ALU students will have completed 3-4 full-time internships equivalent to a full year of real work experience!

We believe our rigorous internship requirement complements the academic study of university, and equips our students better than any other person their age to confidently enter the workplace.



Directly investing in our students is the core of our mission at ALU.

By sponsoring a scholarship, your gift directly supports the young leaders we are developing. Donations cover the annual cost of attendance for at least one student within a year of donation.

Your support makes

impact like this


Rural homes and schools across Rwanda now have access to clean, sustainable energy thanks to Alice Mukashyaka (‘17). Her organization Starlight (recently featured in Forbes), a women-led business, replaces kerosene lamps with locally-made, solar-powered lanterns in order to reduce emissions on the local level.

Bringing Solar Power to Rural Rwanda Student: Alice Mukashyaka
Mission: Climate Change

A group of ALU students have created a digital solution that combines e-learning with offline capabilities for Africa. Tutoo+ delivers a disruptive education experience and was recently awarded the Ivory Coast Orange Social Venture Prize.

Closing the Skill Gap Through Accessible E-Learning Student: Koffi Takpah, Kone Fanhatcha, Amenan Sidiki & Salmane Tamo
Mission: Education

Two ALU graduates put the power of data behind Africa’s gig economy. The startup hires gig workers who use the mobile app to input data on availability, visibility, and pricing of retail companies, enabling clients to unlock powerful insights on their competition through a dashboard.

Harnessing Data to Power the African Gig Economy Student: Joseph Rutakangwa & Eric Sewankambo
Mission: Job Creation

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A glance at how our student venture program
is empowering our African youth.

Active Stuudent Venntures in ALC Mauritius


Active Student Ventures in ALC Mauriitius


Active Student Ventures in ALU Rwanda

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Is this donation US tax deductable?

ALU is supported by African Leadership Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the United States (Tax ID #83-0425133), and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.

Is this donation UK tax deductable?

We accept donations which can qualify for GiftAid in the UK. This is done through CAF. African Leadership Foundation has fulfilled all necessary requirements and has been pre-approved for this purpose.

Can I donate by check?

Yes. Please make your check payable to African Leadership Foundation (ALU) and mail to:

African Leadership Foundation
P.O. Box 7408
New York, NY 10150-7408

How do i donate by ACH or Wire Transfer?

Yes. Please make your check payable to African Leadership Foundation (ALU) and mail to:

Domestic (USA) 
ACH /Wire Transfer Instructions
Account NameAfrican Leadership Foundation
Account TypeChecking
Account #800513200
Routing #271070801
Bank NameCitibank
Bank Address2001 North Halsted Chicago, IL, 60614, USA

Wire Transfer Instructions
Account NameAfrican Leadership Unleashed, Ltd.
Account TypeChecking
Account #001500005862018
Bank NameAfrAsia Bank Ltd.
Bank AddressBowen Square, 10, Dr Ferriere Street, Port Louis, Mauritius

Can I donate appreciated securities?

African Leadership Foundation can accept donations of stock or other securities through its brokerage account with Charles Schwab. Please alert Tom Schmedding ( upon making your transfer.

Account name: African Leadership Foundation
Account number:  61626103
Schwab DTC number:  0164
*Please confirm that the DTC process is used to transfer securities.

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