The Liberia Philanthropy Secretariat
The Liberia Philanthropy Secretariat is the bridge between Liberia and the philanthropic community. Due to our strategic placement in the Office of the President we stay abreast to evolving government policies and civil society within the country. We provide advice that help funders identify the right partnerships in order to successfully implement their projects. LPS encourages collaboration and coordination between all stakeholders. Please contact us if your foundation would like to learn more about philanthropy in Liberia.
The Annual Liberia Foundations Meeting
The Liberia Philanthropy Secretariat holds an Annual Liberia Foundations Meeting each year in New York City during the month of September. The meeting is designed to be a platform for information sharing and collaboration between Liberia’s foundation partners, the Government of Liberia and other key donors in the country. This meeting is also an excellent introduction to philanthropy in Liberia for prospective foundations and philanthropists that are exploring ways to support Liberia. The meeting is attended by foundation executives and senior government officials. In the past years our co-hosts have been Open Society Institute, The Ford Foundation, NoVo Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation and the Daphne Foundation. We are honored to have Humanity United Foundation as our host this year. If your foundation is interested in attending the Annual Liberia Foundations Meeting, please contact us.
Our office hosts philanthropists visits during the dry season (November to May). During these visits we highlight opportunities for philanthropy and social investment in Liberia. The program features interactive site visits with dynamic Liberian organizations that are carrying out projects in areas of: agriculture, health, economic revitalization, education, women’s rights, governance, youth engagement, energy & the environment and other relevant areas. The event is also complimented by briefings from key senior government officials. The visit enables philanthropists, most of whom are seeing Liberia for the first time, to engage directly with Liberians and gain a deeper understanding of the issues. Majority of the philanthropists who have participated in the visits are now supporting projects in Liberia. If you would like to participate in a philanthropists visit, please contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. My foundation is interested in working in Liberia, what steps can we take to get involved?
There are a variety of opportunities for your support to be significant in Liberia. We can help your foundation identify prospects of the highest importance. Although, our office does not receive funding on behalf of other organizations or government entities, we have set up easy and effective ways for you to donate, volunteer and get involved with relevant projects. By contacting us, you will have access to our vast database of programs, individuals and pertinent information.
One of the best ways to explore current philanthropy in Liberia as a foundation executive or senior government official, is to attend our Annual Liberia Foundations meeting which is held during the month of September in New York City. The meeting is designed to be a platform for information sharing and collaboration between Liberia’s Foundation Partners, Government of Liberia and other key donors in the country.
2. Where can I find more information about Liberia?
Visit Our About Liberia page to learn more about the culture, people and economy of Liberia. There you will also learn about the need for your philanthropic support in this developing nation. For more in depth learning and research our Learn page is complete with the latest Government of Liberia policies, national strategies, executive orders, documents, links, books and films. LPS takes pride in offering an introduction to Liberia and/or a deeper understanding of the country.
3. Is the Liberia Philanthropy Secretariat a government agency? What is LPS' relationship with the Government of Liberia?
No, the Liberia Philanthropy Secretariat is not a government agency and the LPS team members are not government officials. The Liberia Philanthropy Secretariat is a specialized program supported by the government and funded by foundations.
LPS serves as a bridge between philanthropic community and Liberia. We are here to communicate interests and concerns of all stakeholders and encourage collaboration. It is our job to make sure that your time is well spent and your philanthropy is impactful by linking of donors to the meaningful organizations and programs.