Illoco is a French NGO launched in 2011 by Fabien de Castilla and Marion Laporte     working in partnership with Masindi Community Foundation to foster socio-economic development for poverty relief in Budongo subcounty, Masindi district. The NGO has created a methodology built on four levels: Education (business lessons), Strategy (local NGOs coaching), Governance (state relationship, NGOs collaborations) and Investment (business plans for income generating activities).Illoco is currently engaging in various socio-economic development activities with our community based organizations, CBOs in Budongo subcounty in the areas of food security, arts and culture and alternative energy.

Orskov Foundation is supporting staff capacity building to develop innovative approaches to sustainable development for poverty relief in Masindi.

 

World Vision Uganda seeks to address causes and effects of poverty through development, relief and advocacy.World Vision Uganda is working with MCF to administer grants to community based organizations to produce and supply modern storage granaries/silos to other social enterprises in Masindi and surrounding areas so as to eliminate postharvest losses in ensuring food security.

 

Edinburgh Global Partnerships, EGP is a student run charity at Edinburgh University in Scotland. EGP supports community led sustainable development projects across Africa and Asia. EGP is working with the foundation under capital support program to construct modern agricultural processing facilities aimed at ensuring value addition in agriculture and hence increased income for community social enterprises.

 

 

Ministry for European Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of the NetherlandsThe Ministry for European Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, through the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Uganda provided seed funding to initiate the foundation.

 

              US Department of State is working with the foundation under the value addition initiative for increased income for agricultural social                                enterprises.

 

 

University of South Africa, UNISA, Department of Geography
University of South Africa, UNISA, Department of Geography is a key technical partner of the foundation. The department conducts various researches with communities in South Africa in the area of asset based development, and shares the output with the foundation. This partnership helps the foundation to constantly improve the abcd methodology so as to become more effective in helping communities establish sustainable social enterprises capable of improving their livelihoods.

Greater Rustenburg Community Foundation, GRCF
The Greater Rustenburg Community Foundation, GRCF provided information to starting up the foundation, which is the first community foundation in Uganda, in the areas of; board recruitment, staff recruitment and asset development. GRCF also implements a very successful asset based development model called Community Asset Mapping Program, CAMP. CAMP promotes and facilitates asset based development in the greater rustenburg region, northwest province, South Africa. The learning and information sharing partnership with the GRCF helps to strengthen the foundation’s abcd methodology so as to become more effective in helping communities establish sustainable social enterprises capable of improving their livelihoods.

International Youth Foundation, IYF. In partnership with USAID, MasterCard Foundation and Makerere University Business School, IYF is building the capacity of MCF to transform the lives of the young people and their communities, through the project YouthActionNet.  Founded in 1990, IYF invests in the extraordinary potential of young people. IYF's programs are catalysts of change that help young people obtain a quality education, gain employability skills, make healthy choices, and improve their communities. IYF has experience working with over 400 youth-service organizations in 134 countries, through grants totaling $200 million.

 

Makerere University Business School Entrepreneurship Centre. The centre is an outreach unit of Makerere University Business School, MUBS, intended to promote an entrepreneurial culture among individuals and institutions in the country. The centre offers skills and knowledge in entrepreneurship to help improve productivity and competitiveness of businesses in Uganda. The centre acts as an associate mentor to the foundation in developing successful young entrepreneurs and sustainable social enterprises.