Our Mission & Story
The Daughters of the African Atlantic Fund is a U.S. 501 (c) (3) organization that seeks to enhance the quality of life of continental and diasporan African women and girls. Through partnerships with agencies on the continent and in the diaspora, The Daughters aims to provide funding and educational program support to organizations and institutions working to enrich life possibilities for all African-descended women. Biennial consultations of continental and diasporan African women in religions seek to help fulfill The Daughters’ commitment to holistic action and advocacy.
The Daughters of the African Atlantic engineers transcontinental co-working spaces where African and African diasporic women collaborate on creative and innovative solutions to their economic, familial, social, and political needs using scholarly and practical resources within religion and theology.
With the financial support of the United Methodist Church, The Carpenter Foundation and Union Presbyterian Seminary, The Daughters of the African Atlantic has facilitated living and learning spaces in Brazil, Ghana, and the United States. From these collaborations, two volumes have emerged: a special edition of the Journal of Race, Religion, and Ethnicity and Unraveling and Reweaving Sacred Canon in Africana Womanhood (eds. Rosetta E. Ross and Rosemary Amenga-Etego).
In addition to our publications, The Daughters have raised funds to help launch the projects that were an outgrowth of our transcontinental co-working spaces. The Daughters donated $4,485 to the Women in Religion and Culture Institute, in Legon, Ghana. With this money, the Women in Religion and Culture Institute successfully organized local advocacy and education regarding local electoral procedures.
To date, The Daughters has brought over five hundred black women together across lines of difference. Yet counting! No other organization provides this kind of opportunity for collaboration across the Atlantic for women and girls of African descent.