We are a vehicle for social impact across critical sectors in the economy driven by the unique challenges facing Africa and the need for progressive change.
Sterling One Foundation is a vehicle for positive social impact across critical sectors in the Nigerian economy.
Driven by the unique challenges facing millions of Africans, we are keen on contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), harnessing demographic dividends and improving the lives and livelihoods of people in under-served communities. Through our innovative programs and integrated approach, we engage in stakeholder driven interventions, that are geared towards socio-economic development, wealth creation, employability, sustainability and national development.
Although established by Sterling Bank, we have a separate board of trustees and have prioritized social impact investments across critical sectors for maximum impact.
To be the benchmark of positive social impact in Nigeria by creating sustainable solutions for youth empowerment and job creation via impactful sectors.
To accelerate social impact by maximizing scale in building capacity and sharing technical expertise using digital platforms.
To help economically disadvantaged young people in Africa to be empowered to move themselves, their families, and their communities above the poverty line sustainably while working with the non-profit, public and private sectors to create an enabling environment and attract funding to accelerate sustainable development.
- Establishment of the Sterling One Foundation.
- Establishment of our partner crowdfunding platform, Giving.ng, Africa’s first free crowdfunding platform.
- Funds raised to positively impact over 2,000 lives.
- Establishment of the Health Workers Fund to support health workers at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic across the 6 geo-political zones in Nigeria with 154 health workers benefiting from the initiative
- Supported over 20 social impact projects through Giving.ng reaching over 10,000 people including 2 successfully treated early stage cancer patients
- Capacity building for NGOs and CSOs across West and East Africa
- Year-long clean-up and adoption of beaches
- Scholarships to 150 primary school students under the #KeepAChildInSchool initiative
- FREE banking solution for NGOs in collaboration with Sterling Bank and the Nigerian Network of NGOs
- Grants under the Youth Day of Service project in partnership with LEAP Africa for outreaches across over 20 African countries
- WASH initiative in Kogi state to provide potable water in the Dekina community in partnership with the Blue Camel Foundation
- Launched the Global Youth Alliance Initiative to build the capacity of 250,000 youth over 3 years in partnership with Nestle, UNGC, Jobberman and other partners.
- Capacity building of 60,000 youths and women under the EQUIP 60,000 program in partnership with the Coca-Cola Foundation, Whitefield Foundation and other partners, providing them with employability, vocational and entrepreneurship skills leveraging digitization
- Hosted the premier edition of the Africa Social Impact Summit with over 3700 registered delegates from 66 countries and 13 African social entrepreneurs pitching at the Deal Room.
- Micro-grants for 1,100 youths for their small businesses
- Milestone of 1,000 NGO beneficiaries of the Capacity Building Project
- Adopted 4 beaches in Lagos State, Nigeria for regular cleanup and plastic waste collection and recycling while creating jobs for 40 youth and women in the coastal communities.