SABI Group was engaged by the Gatsby Foundation in Spring 2017 to help identify potential partners to invest in the Trust’s Africa-focused programmes. The project encompassed in-depth research of grant-making foundations, impact investors and HNWI’s with an interest in East Africa and economic development from across Europe, the US and Africa.

A long list of around 100 organisations and individuals was compiled following initial consultations. These were then evaluated in terms of specific criteria set out by Gatsby, such as partner alignment, values, and typical size and duration of commitment, in order to compile a short-list. The highest ranking organisations and individuals were subsequently profiled in detail and the the full findings set out in an extensive report presented to Foundation staff.