NoVo Foundation's Focus Areas: Civil Society Strengthening, Capacity Building, Food and Agriculture, Education, Gender / Women's Rights
NoVo Foundation's Involvement: The NoVo Foundation considers Liberia to hold extraordinary promise for development in Africa. NoVo’s funding is dedicated to fostering a paradigm shift in global society, from a culture of domination to one of collaboration, with women and girls as the primary agents of change. Liberia’s outstanding president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first woman head of state in Africa, demonstrates the promise that women hold in impacting lasting change. Liberia’s small size and tremendous human resources also provide the capacity for innovative models to be implemented and measured.
NoVo is inspired by the opportunity to participate in Liberia’s transition from post-conflict to development. Our support includes two grants to the IRC for education and ending violence against girls and women. We are also supporters of the Sirleaf Market Women’s Fund and the new Philanthropy Secretariat. We are energized by the tremendous support we continue to receive from government officials and collaborators at other foundations who share our commitment to the people of this great country.