project leader
Prince E
Burnet Woods Park/Bandstand
(Burnet Woods Park)
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the project

APNET is a 100% volunteer-run organization that organizes several events and programs each year.  We need your financial support to make AfriFest - Taste of Africa a success.

AfriFest Cincy: Taste of Africa will take place on July 29 from noon to 8pm and will activate Burnet Woods Park. AfriFest exists to celebrate Africa through cultural awareness, enhancing the community’s knowledge of the African cultures represented locally, and connecting individuals to resources in the community. AfriFest is a free public event showcasing African cultures, food, vendors, entertainment, fashion show, games, and other fun activities within Burnet Woods Park, an underutilized park near the University of Cincinnati.

the steps

Our Timeline: 

February-April, 2023 begin planning process for AfriFest, submit park permits

May-June, 2023- planning continues, fundraise for AfriFest and recruit vendors

June- July, 2023- Final planning, train volunteers, complete fundraising

July 29- AfriFest!!!- 12 noon - 8 pm Burnett Woods Park

August: Thank donors, sponsors, volunteers and vendors

why we're doing it

We volunteer with APNET as a way to give back to our communities. AfriFest will unite our community in a public city park in a new way.    AfriFest has goals to:

  • Activate and attract visitors to Burnet Woods Park and the surrounding area
  • Build awareness of the strength and contribution of African peoples within the Cincinnati region
  • Bring resources to our community
  • Strengthen relationships
  • Foster community pride
  • Teach people new things
  • Create awareness/market for local small businesses
  • Build brand awareness for companies and organizations

It takes a village (all of us) to make our communities better and we hope get your support for AfriFest 2023.


Final budget


  • Event Materials Supplies - $1,500
  • Generators - $1,000
  • Cost of Venue - $2,500
  • Marketing/Promotion/Ads/Banners - $2,500
  • Entertainment/Performances -$4,032.95

TOTAL RAISED = $11,735.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $202.05

Original budget

Tentative AfriFest Budget

  • Event Materials Supplies - $1,500
  • Generators - $1,000
  • Cost of Venue - $2,500
  • Marketing/Promotion/Ads/Banners - $2,500
  • Entertainment/Performances -$4,500

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee 5% N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee 3% $216.23
TOTAL TO RAISE $12,216.23
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.


Special Thank s

On behalf of the 2023 APNET AfriFest Planning Committee, I would like to thank our partners, sponsors, donors, volunteers, and attendees for a very successful festival. Here is a snap shot of the performance. We look forward to seeing you soon. Have a great day.

Prince Ellis, President - APNET

Thank you

On behalf of APNET, thank you for supporting us.

APNET Leadership


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