East Africa Philanthropy Network (EAPN)

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Knowledge building

Generating knowledge and data to
influence philanthropy policy and practice

Promoting Local Philanthropy

We advocate for a conducive environment
that nurtures and promotes local philanthropy

Capacity Building

We build the capacity of philanthropy practitioners and organizations
to drive transformative change

We Build Alliances

that promote local giving and resource mobilization

Knowledge Hub

Find your area of Community Practice at East Africa Philanthropy Network (EAPN) and join peer practitioners to improve your services and products through engagements in conferences, peer-learning platforms, givers lounge among other forums.

East Africa
Data Portal

Learn to increase the use of data and knowledge about philanthropy to inform decisions about resource allocation and to identify strategic partners to enhance the impact of work.

WHAT WE DO at East Africa Philanthropy Network (EAPN)

We are a network that connects Trusts, Foundations, Grantmakers and non-Grantmakers
with the aim of promoting a culture of giving.
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East Africa Philanthropy Network (EAPN) PROGRAMMES

Knowledge Management

Knowledge management focuses on strengthening data management and application, research, communities of practice through engagement platforms such as conferences, peer-learning platforms, givers lounge among other forums.

Alliance Building

Alliance Building focuses on profiling the philanthropy sector as a strategic partner in national policy and development processes. It also aims to establish a critical mass of strategic partnerships and...

Institutional Strengthening

Institutional Strengthening focuses on investing in the capacity development for the secretariat, members and key stakeholders. To enable EAPN become a more dynamic, efficient and sustainable and per-excellence center of...


EAPN strives to contribute to existence of an enabling environment for local philanthropy to thrive. This includes pushing for a conducive legal and policy environment and institutional regimes that enable...
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New Member Alert!!!!!

Big News! The East Africa Philanthropy Network is on the cusp of a pioneering era, and we are overjoyed to share the driving force behind this shift: the newest addition, the phenomenal Women Fund Tanzania Trust. They are not just dreaming of a Tanzanian society where women realize their utmost potential – they are designing it. Their mission? To break barriers, shape futures, and cultivate a land where women stand tall at the forefront of community transformation. But what truly sets them apart is their strategic roadmap: a harmonious blend of grant-making, the fortification of capabilities, and the passionate zeal to amplify the voices in the feminist women and children’s movement. By pooling our resources, wisdom, and enthusiasm, we are not just aiming for change – we are priming the world for radical change.


An illustrated overview showcasing innovative strategies for harnessing emerging giving vehicles for influential grantmaking. This highlights key themes such as shifting from traditional fundraising methods, developing local fundraising models, de-risking techniques, engaging… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1810642082517651818

A persistent challenge in unlocking government financing is the misalignment of our programs with government priorities, resulting in constant and often unproductive negotiations. The antidotes? ☺️

(i) Ensure that your program aligns with the national development agenda and… https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1810614197551616444


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