Mastercard Foundation

In 2010, African Leadership Academy and The MasterCard Foundation announced the Anzisha Prize, and together embarked on a journey to celebrate the entrepreneurial achievements and business savvy of young people across the continent. The vision of The MasterCard Foundation is to create opportunities for all to learn and prosper.

The MasterCard Foundation is an independent foundation based in Toronto, Canada with over $9 billion in assets. Their vision is to create the opportunity for all to learn and prosper. We advance youth learning and promote financial inclusion to catalyze prosperity in developing countries.

The Foundation’s programs are serving more than 5.6 million people in 46 developing countries. Our funding and partnerships are concentrated in 23 countries in Africa and provide a combination of skills-building, education, employment, and access to financial services.