East Africa Association of Grantmakers



  • Organization TypeFoundation, Institute, Association
  • HeadquartersKenya
  • Founded2001
In February 2001, a group of trusts and foundations met at the Ford Foundation’s Nairobi office to discuss the creation of an association of grantmakers. The emergence of the East Africa Association of Grantmakers (EAAG) took place at a time of increased regional activity between Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda brought about by the creation of the East African Community. Elections in Kenya in December 2002, which saw a peaceful and democratic political transition, also contributed to a mood of optimism in this region. Despite these developments, however, the three countries remain among the poorest in the world, with over 40 percent of the population of each country below the national poverty line.  They are a membership association that brings together Trusts and Foundations in the East Africa region with the aim of promoting and nurturing local philanthropy. Their Membership is drawn from Family Trusts, Community Foundations, Corporate Foundations and other grantmaking and non-grantmaking organizations interested in promoting sustainable social development through philanthropy. Vision Sustainable Development in East Africa driven by vibrant philanthropy Mission To promote local resourcing and effective grantmaking

Where is East Africa Association of Grantmakers

Contact East Africa Association of Grantmakers

Company Offices
  • Kenya (headquarters)
  • Nairobi
  • th Floor, Rattansi Educational Trust Building , Koinange Street


Primary Funders

  • Other - Funding NGO / CSO

Contract Awards

Collaboration and Pulling Together for the Better

Other - Funding NGO / CSO
27 Jul 2018

Strengthening Community Participation

Other - Funding NGO / CSO
26 Jul 2018

Philanthropy Collaborations

Other - Funding NGO / CSO
25 Jun 2018

Philanthropy Collaborations

Other - Funding NGO / CSO
10 May 2018