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Africa Grantmakers Network

Kenya Community Development Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2012–December 31, 2012
  • Location Nairobi, Kenya
  • Geographic Focus Africa

About this grant

The Kenya Community Development Foundation was founded in 1997 to support Kenyan communities to drive their own development priorities by linking them to resources and information. It promotes sustainable development approaches, including local resource mobilization and helping communities to utilize resources they have rather than depend on external resources. The Africa Grantmakers Network, a project of the Kenya Community Development Foundation, is a continentwide network of African grantmakers launched in 2009 to facilitate networking and mutual learning among established and emerging African philanthropic institutions. It focuses on elevating the role of wealthy Africans as key to realizing greater governance, development, and general welfare of Africa. This grant will support research activities on various forms of giving in Africa, mobilizing rich Africans to give to deserving causes, and holding a conference for African grantmakers in South Africa to share knowledge and experiences.