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ZanaAfrica

Guidance on Granting Funds Between Entities

Summary:

Assist a social impact organization helping girls in Kenya navigate puberty by providing guidance on whether a nonprofit in the U.S. can grant funds to a for-profit entity in Kenya.

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Jurisdiction(s): U.S.
About the Organization: ZanaAfrica equips adolescent girls in Kenya with the tools they need to safely navigate puberty and unlock their potential.
Legal Entity Type: Nonprofit/Charity
SDG(s): Gender Equality, Good Health and Well Being
Legal Issue(s):

ZanaAfrica consists of three separate entities. A nonprofit in the U.S., a non-profit in Kenya, and a for-profit entity in Kenya. The for-profit entity in Kenya has a social purpose. Importantly, the for-profit entity sells sanitary pads, which include free access to educational content and support for reproductive health services. The ZanaAfrica team is seeking a consultation to discuss whether the non-profit in the United States can grant funds to the for-profit entity in Kenya for business-related purposes. If so, they’d like to understand what documentation they need to put in place, and how best to structure the relationship between the two entities. Ultimately, if it is possible to grant funds, they would appreciate assistance drafting the appropriate documentation/contracts. However, this is a secondary request.