Enabling Environment for Ghanaian Philanthropy

Content Manager • 28 December 2018

Ghana has a vibrant culture of personal giving and charitable contributions, which offers hope for increased domestic resourcing and more effective and sustainable civil society organisations (CSO's) in this time of declining global support. However, the policy and legal frameworks for organised forms of giving/philanthropy in Ghana are lacking. It is difficult to find consistent and regularly- produced information on the nature and extent of organised giving and corporate social responsibility (CSR) engagement to facilitate collaboration and ascertain impact. 

In May 2018, the International Center for Non-For-Profit Law supported a research to identify and document regulatory provisions that influence philanthropy; and to identify and develop specific positive policy reform recommendations. 

The rationale for this study was to help improve understanding amongst non-profits, government and other stakeholders on philanthropy in Ghana. It is also aimed at suggesting legal and administrative frameworks required to strengthen the philanthropy space. 


(All credits for original report: Ghana Philanthropy Forum)


The views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect those of the SDG Philanthropy Platform. The SDG Philanthropy Platform is a global initiative that connects philanthropy with knowledge and networks that can deepen collaboration, leverage resources and sustain impact, driving SDG delivery within national development planning. It is led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), and supported by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Ford Foundation, Oak Foundation, Brach Family Charitable Foundation, and many others.