Together we are #WorldChangers

Eradicating economic inequality by equipping underserved communities with confidence and entrepreneurial spirit through financial education.

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OUR STORY

#WorldChangers

The AVOCADO Foundation sprung to life in 2014 from a vision of a world where disadvantaged and marginalised communities thrive, because individuals and organisations that serve them have access to financial management education and confidence to engage in enterprise.

Click through to see how our work is making a difference and inspiring a movement of #WorldChangers.

 
OUR FUNDERS

How We Help

AVOCADO Seeds

We offer entrepreneurial and financial literacy workshops and resources to give students and young people the knowledge and confidence to better understand, and manage, their finances.

AVOCADO+

We support Black, Asian, Multi-Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) led nonprofit organisations in their journey towards resilience and growth, through dedicated training and resources.

AVOCADO Enterprise

We enable entrepreneurs to map out the building blocks they need to kickstart their small business or to boost a business idea, through our World Changers Entrepreneurship Training (WCET) Programme.  

WHAT WE OFFER

Nonprofit Solutions

AVOCADO HUB

Are you a Black, Asian, Multi-Ethnic or Refugee (BAMER) led nonprofit looking to grow your impact but don’t know where to start?

BAMER HUB is your FREE online platform full of actionable insight to help strengthen and grow your BAMER-led charity, community group or social enterprise. We know the challenges you face trying to support underrepresented communities in the UK, and BAMER HUB shows you the way to improve operational efficiencies and funding sustainability of your nonprofit organisation. How? With a dedicated hub of free online tools, tailored support and training programmes that are all underpinned by the Charities Aid Foundation’s six characteristics of a resilient charity.  
AVOCADO+
As a BAMER HUB member you can apply for our fully funded AVOCADO+ training programmes.
Participants have been able to unlock greater potential by learning how they can apply the Charities Aid Foundation’s six characteristics of a resilient charity:
  1. Financially and Operationally Fit
  2. Impact
  3. Well Networked
  4. Effective Leadership
  5. Awareness
  6. Purpose
 
There are two programmes to choose from, AVOCADO+ Accelerator and AVOCADO+ Lite. Click through to learn how you and your organisation can benefit.
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DON'T MISS OUT

Upcoming Events

28th

JUN
10th Anniversary Gala Dinner & Dance

Celebrating 10 Years of Serving Underrepresented People, Organisations and Communities.

Join us for the Financial Management and Annual Reporting for Charities and Social Enterprises #BootCamp, where we will embark on a journey of financial empowerment!

12th
APR

Double your learning at our #BootCamp and join us for a dynamic day focusing on Income Generation via Traditional Fundraising in the morning and Income Generation via Trading, Commissioning & Social Investment.

10th
MAY

Join us as we explore Media, Networking & Communications with BeMoreDigital, experts in digital skills training and supporting nonprofits to gain confidence in digital ways of working. 

7th
JUN
Our People

Awesome Team

Carol Akiwumi
Founder/CEO

Social Entrepreneur, Consultant and Inspirational Speaker

Dilys Barnett
Trustee

HR Consultant & Global Head of Compensation and Benefits at MCN Global HR

Fédéric Jean-Baptiste
Trustee

Vice President, Commercial Management(BCA Research)

Edwin Viegas
Trustee

Treasurer
Insurance Specialist

James Murphy

The Good Trouble

“The work Carol and the team at The AVOCADO Foundation do extends beyond education and training, deepening and building the assets of its members, creating lasting impact downstream.”

Marie Henry

CEO, Breadline London

“The level of detail and information is just amazing for me. Tell me about the impact. Tell me about the things I want to learn. Thank you. Love it!” I believe The AVOCADO Foundation will provide me with exactly what I need."

Yeukai Taruvinga

CEO, Active Horizons

“My organisation has benefitted immensely from your intensive support of capacity building and so much more. I can testify as to how you are such a life saver, particularly to BAMER organisations!”

Kevin George

Soccology

“With regards to the AVOCADO+ project, I love it. For me, it helps with something which I definitely personally need, and also the organisation, which is to improve the infrastructure, but also I like the delivery.”

OUR POSITIVE IMPACT

Reasons to believe

We’re proud of our work and who we work with, so when we read such supportive feedback like this, it reminds us of the positive impact we make.

The work Carol and the team at Money4YOU do extends beyond education and training, deepening and building the assets of its members, creating lasting impact downstream. Please take time to look and pass forward the new BAMER HUB 2.0 and the data the work generates.

James Murphy The Good Trouble

With regards to the AVOCADO+ project, I love it. For me, it helps with something which I definitely personally need, and also the organisation, which is to improve the infrastructure, but also I like the delivery. It makes it easier, makes it fun and more receptive and more open to learn.

Kevin George Soccology

Thank you so much for this fantastic training, it truly helped us to look at how funders view our applications, and how we can improve them. The checklist and other resources provided will definitely be put to good use and used over and over. We sained some fabulous learning and insights into the experience of a funders mindset. Thank you so much.

Breadline London Founder

Honestly, I was so excited about coming to this project. I believe Money4YOU will provide me with exactly what I need. The level of detail and information is just amazing for me. Tell me about the impact. Tell me about the things I wanna learn. Thank you, thank you. Love it!

Marie Henry CEO, Breadline London

My organisation, Active Horizons, has benefitted immensely from your intensive support of capacity building and so much more. I can testify as to how you are such a life saver, particularly to BAMER organisations!

Yeukai Taruvinga CEO, Active Horizons
OUR POSITIVE IMPACT

Reasons to believe

We’re proud of our work and who we work with, so when we read such supportive feedback like this, it reminds us of the positive impact we make.

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