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.
Sustainable Development in East Africa driven by vibrant philanthropy
To promote local resourcing and effective grantmaking
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