The AHLCF is a tax exempt charitable foundation founded in 2007 and managed by AHL Venture Partners.

 The AHLCF makes equity, quasi-equity and debt investments in early stage social enterprises and funds in Africa. AHLCF was one of the earliest impact investors in Africa; it's success helped catalyze the current wave of investing in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The AHLCF was founded on the understanding that supporting the growth of innovative SME's offers the most promising pathway to strengthening local economic foundations and improving the livelihood of millions. 

The AHLCF makes direct and pooled investments in energy access, financial inclusion, agriculture and human capital development. It also makes investments in sector agnostic funds in frontier markets.