Current Focus Countries
King Essentials makes grants for work in a select number of countries. These countries combine high levels of need with conditions that make it possible to achieve substantial impact.
In assessing a particular country, we analyze population-level data, social progress indicators, and factors related to economic development and political stability. We then interview stakeholders and experts to gain additional insight. In addition, we review the nonprofit landscape in a target country and look for potential partner organizations. We commit to focusing on a country only after identifying a set of organizations that meet key criteria: They must be familiar with the cultural context of that country, and they must be ready to implement their work at scale.
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Several factors led King Essentials to identify Tanzania as a focus country. In comparison with other low-income nations, Tanzania has experienced relatively stable conditions for development. In addition, numerous high-performing nonprofits have shown that they can operate successfully in the country and are delivering proven interventions at scale. Our work in Tanzania covers priority investment areas that include girls’ education, food and agriculture, and nutrition.