About Us

Who We Are

East Africa Philanthropy Network (EAPN) is the largest philanthropy support organization in the region connecting community foundations, corporate foundations, private foundations, and other types of grantmaking and non-grantmaking organizations to promote philanthropy.  

We are a membership network of more than 110 regional and national philanthropy organizations drawn from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Uganda that work in varied sectors to contribute to revolutionary change in communities through giving that is responsive, agile, and impactful.

Our Vision

A Vibrant philanthropy that contributes to sustainable communities in East Africa.

Our Mission

To provide a collaborative platform that champions, connects and co-creates innovative solutions to advance philanthropy in East Africa.


Communities of Practice

Our Values


We recognize that we live in a diverse world and therefore welcomeand respect all people and commit to engage with them equally.


We deliver on our commitments based on our principles of trustworthiness, honesty, fairness and reliability. Integrity is our basis for trust.

Recipriocal Collaborations

We believe in working together to create solutions to challenges we face. We treat our partners and allies with respect, fairness and integrity and expect the same in return.

Transparency & Accountability

We embrace prudent administration of resources entrusted to us; and champion open and transparent decision making,communication and feedback. We are accountable to each other and take responsibility for all our actions.


We boldly face challenges, obstacles or uncertainties that come our way, rather than give up our goals or compromise for convenienceor comfort. We dare to go down unchartered paths, and where necessary, challenge accepted norms openly and with confidence.


We reckon that change is the only constant in our dynamic world, and we are therefore not content with the status quo. We understand that success can only be achieved through change.Change fosters innovation and development which are theprecursors to greatness