Mike O’Maera 
Communications & Knowledge Management Officer 
East Africa Philanthropy Network 
mike@eaphilanthropynetwork.org 

Arif Ekram 
Manager, Global Projects & Partnerships 
Candid 
media@candid.org

Nairobi, Kenya, and New York, NY—February 19, 2020. East Africa Philanthropy Network and Candid have launched Philanthropy in East Africa, an in-depth website that illuminates the philanthropic community in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. 

This free website features research, the latest available funding data, insights, history, and other resources to highlight the philanthropic work in the region. The website centralizes information and helps users connect to the philanthropic community in East Africa. Along with elevating the current work in these countries, the Philanthropy in East Africa website highlights future trends, strategies, and initiatives and provides avenues for people and organizations to work together on the causes that matter to them most. 

Francis Kiwanga, chairman of East Africa Philanthropy Network, says, “The need for a collective data management tool in the philanthropy sector in East Africa is extremely essential, and this website is a one-step site for philanthropy data in East Africa.” 

Bradford Smith, president of Candid, says, “African philanthropy is deeply rooted in history and tradition. This website supports the robust philanthropic work already occurring in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania by organizing and featuring data-driven resources to tell a comprehensive story. It helps grantmakers and grantseekers join together to pursue a shared goal of even more philanthropic work in this region.” 

East Africa Philanthropy Network CEO Evans Okinyi adds, “This website serves as a knowledge point on philanthropy data and will map out the philanthropy picture in the region and at national levels. We urge all foundations and trusts in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania to log in, fill out their profiles, and help us build a more vibrant community!” 

About Candid 
Every year, millions of nonprofits spend trillions of dollars around the world. Candid finds out where that money comes from, where it goes, and why it matters. Through research, collaboration, and training, Candid connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it. Candid’s data tools on nonprofits, foundations, and grants are the most comprehensive in the world. Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces to become Candid, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Find out more at candid.org and on Twitter @CandidDotOrg

About East Africa Philanthropy Network 
Established in 2003, the East Africa Philanthropy Network (EAPN) -formerly East Africa Association of Grantmakers (EAAG), is a membership association that brings together trusts and foundations in the East Africa region with the aim of promoting organized philanthropy. EAPN seeks to provide a platform for promoting indigenous philanthropy, strengthening the credibility of grantmaking institutions, and act as an intermediary between the civil society sector, government and private sector. Find out more at eaphilanthropynetwork.org and on Twitter @EAPhilanthropy