AFPF Announces Challenge Matching Grant from Schooner Foundation


(BOSTON, MA) - African Food and Peace Foundation (AFPF) announces a $100,000 challenge matching grant by the Schooner Foundation in support of the innovative rural development projects being done by Uganda Rural Development and Training (URDT) and African Rural University for women.


This challenge grant comes at an opportune time with AFPF’s upcoming Annual Dinner and Fundraiser being held on November 3rd, 6-9pm, at the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square, Cambridge. The event will feature guest speaker Her Excellency Oliver Wonekha, the Ugandan Ambassador to the United States. Throughout her career, Ambassador Wonekha has addressed agricultural issues and has been outspoken on education for women and girls.


Schooner Foundation Senior Advisor and Trustee, Cynthia Ryan, said, “We are excited to partner with African Food and Peace Foundation to support the work being done by URDT and African Rural University. We know that there is tremendous potential in focusing on local women as change agents, and on agriculture as the key sector to lift people out of poverty in rural East Africa. Families and communities benefit, as does the global community in terms of climate change adaptation and issues of peace and food security. Through this challenge grant, Schooner Foundation hopes to inspire others towards greater support of these grassroots initiatives.”

This challenge grant will be matched on a 2 to 1 basis through the end of the year, to inspire support and drive the mission forward. Individual tickets to the Annual Dinner and Fundraiser are available for purchase through For more information, please contact AFPF at