Kenya Country Note

Getting Started is a new members-only resource within Country Notes. To help connect you with others working in Kenya, we have identified:

You may also want to reference our Global Grantmaking Resources to understand the basics of global grantmaking or learn more about specific regulatory or compliance issues.

This resource page is regularly updated. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Brian Kastner.

Philanthropy Networks in Kenya

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Africa Philanthopy Network

Network of African organizations with members representing civil societies and communities in 50+ countries.

Nolitha Tiba, Director

East Africa Philanthopy Network

A voluntary membership association that brings together Trusts and Foundations in the East Africa region with the aim of promoting philanthropy.

Evans Okinyl, CEO


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Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF)

Public philanthropic foundation that supports sustainable, community-driven development.

Janet Mawiyoo, Executive Director


Legal Contacts

Kaplan and Stratton
P.O. Box 40111
Nairobi, 00100 Kenya
Tel: +254 (0) 20 2841000
Fax: +254 (0) 20 2734667

Key U.S. Foundations with Local Offices

Ford Foundation
Rahimtulla Towers, Hill Ln
Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: +254 20-661-9200

Open Society Foundations
ACS Plaza, Lenana Road
Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: +254 20-387-7508

Rockefeller Foundation
Capitol Hill Square, Western Wing,
3rd Floor, Chyulu Road
P.O Box 14531-00800
Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: +254 20-498-7000/ 272-2610

Aga Khan Foundation
The Courtyard, 3rd Floor
General Mathenge Drive, Westlands
P.O. Box 40898 00100
Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: +254 730 717 000 / 733 256 640 / 774 275 298

National Listing of Certified NGOs

The NGO Bureau is the regulating government body responsible for supporting the NGO sector in Kenya.

Local Community Foundations in Kenya



 Nonprofit Law

Nonprofit Law

Detailed information about the legal framework for nonprofit organizations in this country.

 Resources & Reports

Resources & Reports

A one-stop shop for recent research, reports, and resources related to philanthropy, grantmaking, and civil society in this country.


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Getting Started is a members-only resource within Country Notes. To help connect you with others working in Kenya, we have identified: local nonprofit and philanthropic networks; key local legal contacts; U.S. foundations with local offices; national listing of certified NGOs; and local community foundations.

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