The Aga Khan Foundation is different.
Through our community-centered approach, we emphasize local leadership to invest in people, expand opportunities, and improve the quality of life.
In this report, we’re honored to share new partnerships and awards that AKF secured in 2021. Explore the map section to discover new foundations we’re working with, recent awards that respond to a critical global threat, our trailblazing Planned and Legacy Giving program, and more.
You’ll also find stories about how AKF is strengthening local leadership—from a new fund that invests in community-developed projects to Youth Ambassadors who are inspired by AKF’s global work to create change in the United States.
What if we looked at development differently?
Instead of adapting global solutions to local problems, what if we scaled community-led problem solving?
These are the questions that guide Local Impact, an innovative, global partnership between the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Globally-inspired art, innovations, and local initiatives were at the heart of the 2021 Youth Festival.
Hosted by Youth Ambassadors, the virtual showcase invited youth to explore how they can make a difference while adapting to a changing world.