As many of you know, the One Acre Fund (OAF) is a remarkable non-profit organization that enables farm families in Africa to double, triple, and even quadruple their annual crop output! The organization was founded in 2006 by Andrew Youn with an incredible team including Matt Forti. OAF currently supports more than 4 million farm families (yes, I said 4 MILLION!!!). Equally amazing is that OAF has a specific goal of reaching 10 MILLION farm families by 2030. Given the quality of the team, their commitment and leadership skills, there is no question in my mind that they will achieve their goal.

The One Acre Fund’s annual gala for 2023 was held last Thursday, October 5th at the Chicago Botanic Garden, and it was a marvelous testament to the organization’s ongoing impact. Check out a video of some highlights from the wonderful evening by clicking on the header image above!

I realize there are thousands of worthy institutions that require our donations. What makes the OAF so unique is the fact that every $30 enables another farm family to double their annual crop output. I cannot think of another institution that can match that productivity.