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Welcome to the IUGB Foundation

The IUGB Foundation is a 501(c)3 U.S. tax exempt nonprofit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. Organized by U.S. and Ivorian supporters of the International University of Grand Bassam (IUGB) located in Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa, the IUGB Foundation’s Mission  is to provide financial and in-kind assistance to help the International University of Grand-Bassam realize its vision of becoming a Regional Center of Excellence in Higher Education.  The Foundation provides need-based scholarships and fellowships, learning technology and grants and stipends to IUGB students, faculty and staff from Africa, the U.S. and elsewhere.    

The  main goals of the International University of Grand-Bassam include:

  • Delivering high quality, regionally relevant education
  • Establishing a strong and effective governance structure to ensure accountability, transparency and high standards
  • Recruiting and building an ethnic, regional, and gender diverse student body, faculty and staff
  • Securing and properly utilizing the financial resources necessary to sustain the students, faculty, staff, and operations of the University
  • Establishing collaborative partnerships with both local and international institutions and organizations
  • Engaging  in outreach programs and services to the local community


Consider making a tax-deductible contribution to help educate  outstanding citizens and ethical leaders for Africa and the global community.