Firelight is a multi-donor public charity fund that raises money from foundations, individuals and institutions to support community-based organisations (CBOs) in eastern and southern Africa. Firelight believes in the power and right of African communities to create lasting change for their own children and youth. Firelight believes that lasting change will come when communities create safe, strong and nurturing environments where children and youth thrive and are able to realise their extraordinary potential. Through a participatory system of grants, mentoring, convening, learning and reflection, Firelight invests in community-based organisations in Africa so that they can work with their own communities to build and realise their shared visions of sustainable change and true potential for children, youth and community. Firelight also gathers evidence, leverages networks, and seeks to influence a global practice of valuing and funding local solutions.