Executive Brief

Director, Resource Development and Communications
Aga Khan Foundation USA

About Aga Khan Foundation USA (AKF USA)

As a member of the Aga Khan Development Network, the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) makes long-term investments to break the cycle of poverty and improve the quality of life for millions of people across Asia and Africa.

The Aga Khan Foundation has a presence in 18 countries globally, with implementing program units in 14 of those: Afghanistan, Egypt, India, Kenya, the Kyrgyz Republic, Madagascar, Mozambique, Pakistan, Portugal, Russia, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Aga Khan Foundation USA (AKF USA), an American global development agency, has worked with Americans and American institutions for 40 years to improve the quality of life of millions of people in some of the most remote and hard-to-reach parts of Asia and Africa and to build a more peaceful, prosperous, and pluralist world for all. In addition to major institutional funding partnerships, AKF USA has successfully raised funds from individual Americans through a broad range of events, digital initiatives, and major and planned/legacy gifts to support the ground-breaking global development efforts of the Aga Khan Development Network.

The need to ensure a thriving quality of life for all the world’s people has always been an ethical imperative, but recent events, including the global pandemic, have made its urgency and necessity to secure our collective welfare overwhelmingly clear. The good news is that Americans have always understood and even embraced their role and responsibility as members of a global community and the opportunity to build on their historic support to AKF USA has never been greater. As part of the global Aga Khan Development Network – one of the world’s largest non-governmental development organizations – AKF USA is uniquely positioned to continue its track record of working with Americans to create a better world for all.

For over 50 years, the Aga Khan Foundation has partnered with communities in some of the most remote, hard-to-reach parts of Asia and Africa to build better futures together.

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