Children in Ingwavuma who benefit from ANSA's It Takes a Village program
Artists for a New South Africa (ANSA) is a nonprofit organization working in the U.S. and South Africa to combat HIV/AIDS, assist children orphaned by the disease, advance human and civil rights, educate and empower youth, and build bonds between our nations through arts, culture, and our shared pursuit of social justice.
ANSA works in consultation and partnership with noted activists, experts, and leaders from the frontlines of the issues we seek to impact. ANSA makes a substantial difference by: providing grants and resources to effective grassroots organizations and movements; developing innovative, collaborative programs; and raising public awareness and mobilizing strategic action through media campaigns, advocacy, and the arts.
ANSA's founders, board members, advisors, and core supporters include noted artists, experts, leaders, philanthropists, grassroots activists, students, and volunteers. ANSA harnesses the unique talents, resources, expertise, and influence of all our diverse supporters and partners to have strategic impact.
Founded in 1989 by noted members of the arts and entertainment community to support South Africa's quest for freedom and democracy, ANSA has since:
- Raised over $9 million for effective African nonprofits
- Shipped more than 70 tons of medical supplies and books to impoverished communities
- Reached millions of people across the U.S. and Africa with essential information about HIV/AIDS and voting rights
Since 2005, ANSA has provided ongoing comprehensive care and services to more than 3,500 AIDS orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa and is working to scale up efforts to reach more of the country's three million orphans.