The Aga Khan Foundation and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have jointly agreed to support a four-year activity called the Yetu Initiative (Yetu). Yetu will strengthen CSOs to better catalyze community philanthropy, which occurs when citizens take the lead in addressing their community’s needs by mobilizing their own capital, including both financial and non-financial resources. Community philanthropy enhances local ownership and empowerment, reduces donor dependency, and creates greater and more sustainable impact. The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), through its Yetu Initiative, is soliciting proposals from Kenyan Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) working to improve the long-term well-being of Kenyans and Kenyan communities in the following development sectors: Health, Education, Agriculture, Poverty Reduction, Climate Change and Environment, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Women and Children, Arts and Culture, and Youth Empowerment.
The Yetu Initiative is the first country-level project of USAID and AKF USA’s Global Alliance for Community Philanthropy. This Alliance, which includes the C.S. Mott Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, provides a global platform to exchange best practices and different approaches on strengthening civil society sustainability. The Yetu Initiative will contribute lessons learned, and provide an opportunity for other countries to learn from Kenya.
|Location||Kenya, West Africa|
|Value||USD 6 Million|