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Share of Total Foundation SDG Funding for 2010-2013

$569,095,505

Country Information

  • Population44.9 Million
  • GDP Per Capita$1,368.5
  • Poverty Rate45.5%

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Top Grants

  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: Farm Concern International
    Amount: $5,596,772
    Subject: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: Farm Concern International
    Amount: $5,596,772
    Subject: Zero Hunger
  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
    Amount: $5,474,390
    Subject: Zero Hunger
  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau
    Amount: $5,178,706
    Subject: No Poverty
  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau
    Amount: $5,178,706
    Subject: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Grantmaker: The Rockefeller Foundation
    Recipient: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
    Amount: $5,000,000
    Subject: Zero Hunger
  • Grantmaker: The Rockefeller Foundation
    Recipient: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
    Amount: $5,000,000
    Subject: Zero Hunger
  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: Global Center in Eastern and Southern Africa
    Amount: $4,902,237
    Subject: Zero Hunger
  • Grantmaker: Urgent Action Fund - Africa
    Recipient: Planned Parenthood Federation, International
    Amount: $25,000
    Subject: Gender Equality
  • Grantmaker: Kenya Community Development Foundation
    Recipient: Western Region Christian Community Services
    Amount: $24,535
    Subject: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Grantmaker: Kenya Community Development Foundation
    Recipient: Western Region Christian Community Services
    Amount: $24,535
    Subject: Zero Hunger
  • Grantmaker: Kenya Community Development Foundation
    Recipient: Western Region Christian Community Services
    Amount: $24,413
    Subject: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Grantmaker: Kenya Community Development Foundation
    Recipient: Western Region Christian Community Services
    Amount: $24,413
    Subject: Zero Hunger
  • Grantmaker: Kenya Community Development Foundation
    Recipient: Nguzo Africa
    Amount: $23,200
    Subject: Climate Action
  • Grantmaker: Kenya Community Development Foundation
    Recipient: Malindi Education and Development Association
    Amount: $23,200
    Subject: Quality Education
  • Grantmaker: Kenya Community Development Foundation
    Recipient: Grassroots Development Initiative Foundation-Kenya
    Amount: $22,798
    Subject: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
    Amount: $56,001,491
    Subject: Zero Hunger
  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: African Agricultural Technology Foundation
    Amount: $45,696,202
    Subject: Zero Hunger
  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
    Amount: $28,000,000
    Subject: Zero Hunger
  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: World Agroforestry Centre
    Amount: $13,996,740
    Subject: Zero Hunger
  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: World Agroforestry Centre
    Amount: $13,996,740
    Subject: Gender Equality
  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
    Amount: $12,313,019
    Subject: Zero Hunger
  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: Financial Sector Deepening Trust Kenya
    Amount: $12,000,000
    Subject: Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: International Livestock Research Institute
    Amount: $10,999,924
    Subject: Zero Hunger
  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: International Livestock Research Institute
    Amount: $10,999,924
    Subject: Good Health and Well-Being
  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
    Amount: $10,982,157
    Subject: Zero Hunger
  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
    Amount: $10,000,000
    Subject: Zero Hunger
  • Grantmaker: The Rockefeller Foundation
    Recipient: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
    Amount: $8,000,000
    Subject: Zero Hunger
  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: Well Told Story
    Amount: $7,891,994
    Subject: Zero Hunger
  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: Well Told Story
    Amount: $7,891,994
    Subject: Good Health and Well-Being
  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: Water Services Trust Fund, Kenya
    Amount: $7,130,669
    Subject: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: Water Services Trust Fund, Kenya
    Amount: $7,130,669
    Subject: Life on Land
  • Grantmaker: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
    Recipient: Water Services Trust Fund, Kenya
    Amount: $7,130,669
    Subject: Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Grantmaker: East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative
    Recipient: Anonymous Recipient
    Amount: $193,858
    Subject: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • Grantmaker: East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative
    Recipient: Anonymous Recipient
    Amount: $193,858
    Subject: Good Health and Well-Being
  • Grantmaker: East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative
    Recipient: Anonymous Recipient
    Amount: $136,200
    Subject: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • Grantmaker: East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative
    Recipient: Anonymous Recipient
    Amount: $136,200
    Subject: Good Health and Well-Being
  • Grantmaker: Kenya Community Development Foundation
    Recipient: Starehe Girls Centre
    Amount: $39,598
    Subject: Quality Education
  • Grantmaker: East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative
    Recipient: Anonymous Recipient
    Amount: $35,034
    Subject: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • Grantmaker: East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative
    Recipient: Anonymous Recipient
    Amount: $35,034
    Subject: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Grantmaker: East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative
    Recipient: Anonymous Recipient
    Amount: $35,034
    Subject: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • Grantmaker: Kenya Community Development Foundation
    Recipient: PCEA Eastleigh Community Centre
    Amount: $34,481
    Subject: Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Grantmaker: Kenya Community Development Foundation
    Recipient: Saint Martin's Girls' Secondary School
    Amount: $27,346
    Subject: Quality Education
  • Grantmaker: Kenya Community Development Foundation
    Recipient: Saint Martin's Girls' Secondary School
    Amount: $27,346
    Subject: Gender Equality
  • Grantmaker: Kenya Community Development Foundation
    Recipient: Starehe Girls Centre
    Amount: $26,100
    Subject: Quality Education
  • Grantmaker: Kenya Community Development Foundation
    Recipient: Starehe Girls Centre
    Amount: $26,100
    Subject: Gender Equality
  • Grantmaker: Kenya Community Development Foundation
    Recipient: Starehe Girls Centre
    Amount: $25,253
    Subject: Quality Education
  • Grantmaker: Kenya Community Development Foundation
    Recipient: Starehe Girls Centre
    Amount: $25,253
    Subject: Gender Equality
  • Grantmaker: Kenya Community Development Foundation
    Recipient: Ngolanya Community AIDS Programme
    Amount: $25,050
    Subject: Good Health and Well-Being
  • Grantmaker: Urgent Action Fund - Africa
    Recipient: Planned Parenthood Federation, International
    Amount: $25,000
    Subject: Good Health and Well-Being

Distribution of Foundation Funding by SDG for 2010-2013

Distribution of ODA Funding by SDG for 2010-2013

Change in Foundation Funding

Change in Official Development Assistance (ODA) Funding

Human Development Index

Environmental Performance Index (EPI)

Social Progress Index (SPI)

Distribution of Foundation Funding by Population

Women & Girls

$137,038,477
882 Grants

Children & Youth

$131,549,863
608 Grants

People with Disabilities

$76,891,625
71 Grants

People with HIV/AIDS

$47,214,903
228 Grants

Crime or Abuse Victims

$16,971,269
125 Grants

Migrants & Refugees

$10,355,143
62 Grants

Indigenous Peoples

$5,735,713
103 Grants

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender

$4,598,711
136 Grants

Pilot Country Details

Kenya is a country in East Africa with a largely rural population of about 45 million. The country is mainly agricultural, with other economic activities revolving around tourism, services, transport, communication, mining and oil. While Kenya ranks low on the Human Development Index (HDI)—147 out of the 187 countries assessed—the country has made commendable economic progress in recent years, as well as progress on education, health, and child and maternal mortality. However, poverty and inequality continue to pose significant challenges. Further to these challenges, Kenya experienced its worst drought in 60 years, which adversely affected approximately 3.2 million Kenyans with food insecurity, water scarcity, and forced migration. Conflicts over access to scarce natural resources such as water and land are frequent.

UNDP Contact

Arif Neky is the National Coordinator for the SDG Philanthropy Platform in Kenya, and Advisor, Strategic Partnerships and Philanthropy at UNDP Kenya.

arif.neky@one.un.org

Blog Posts and Articles

SDGPP Kenya 2016 - A Year of Groundbreaking Multi-Stakeholder Events

27-1-2017

In 2016, SDGPP Kenya hosted high-level multi-stakeholder meetings, including on education and leveraging the resources of philanthropy, supported data capacity trainings, oversaw the launch of new philanthropic initiatives, presented at and attended prominent events including multi-stakeholder and private sector meetings on ECD, and international events including UNGA and HLM2. These events brought together government, philanthropy, business, and others to foster cross-sector engagement, strengthen the role of philanthropy, and advance the SDGs.

Press Release: Official Release of the ‘Guide to Investing in the SDGs in Kenya’, at HLM2, Nairobi.

13-12-2016

SDG PP teams and UNDP worked jointly with Dalberg Research to create a useful Guide to illustrate the stakeholders, policies, and avenues to enable participation necessary to establish an SDG roadmap in Kenya, and so that philanthropists better understand and engage in the emerging framework of SDG delivery across priority areas, with a focus on the education sector. The guide was officially released by the Platform in Kenya on November 29 during a side event on the Catalytic Role of Philanthropy in Africa at the Second High-Level Meeting (HLM2), Nairobi.

Kenya Government Gives Road Map to implementation of SDGs

26-11-2016

The Government of Kenya has launched the national implementation plan for the Sustainable Development Goals, and expressed commitment that ‘no one will be left behind’ in the economic and social prosperity of the country.

The Launch Meeting for the Guidelines for Effective Philanthropic Engagement

24-7-2016

On Wednesday the 29th of June, the SDG Philanthropy Platform (SDG PP), OECD netFWD, UNDP, East African Association of Grantmakers (EAAG), together with partners Kenya Philanthropy Forum (KPF) and the Social Investment Focused Agenda (SIFA) officially launched the Guidelines for Effective Philanthropic Engagement in Kenya (GEPE) in conjunction with the Presidency of Kenya, at the Office of The Deputy President.

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Kenya Philanthropy Forum meets to review achievements of 2015

The Kenya Philanthropy Forum (co-created in March 2015 between the philanthropy sector and the SDG Philanthropy Platform) held a review meeting in late 2015 to reflect on its achievements and challenges and identify strategic opportunities in 2016. In addition to the establishment of a planning committee, a virtual secretariat, and three sub committees, several priority intervention areas were identified to be pursued, including: Data, Policy Influencing, Education, Financial Inclusion, and Women’s Empowerment. 2016 will be an exciting year for Kenya Philanthropy Forum institutionalization so that members and partners can build on opportunities for SDG localization and implementation. Approaches will include engaging in mainstream development processes with others outside philanthropy, deepening collaboration on education, data, and policy engagement (including aid effectiveness), and advancing new opportunities for youth training and employment, and entrepreneurship. Forum members anticipate that more joint programs with the UN can take place around devolution (the government’s movement of more responsibility from central to local government), specific goals, leveraging matching resources, and exploring social entrepreneurship and impact investment linkages.

 

SDG Philanthropy Platform in Kenya arranges visit to a unique cross-border development program

In December 2015, our SDG Philanthropy Platform Coordinator in Kenya arranged for philanthropy representatives, including those from the Ford and Charles & Rita Field-Marsham foundations, to travel on an important UN- and government-organized trip for a new cross-border integrated program for sustainable peace and socio-economic transformation. This took place between Kenya’s northern county of Marsabit and Ethiopia’s Borana Zone. Many communities in these areas face extreme poverty and lack of services, as well as specific challenges facing pastoralist communities. The national boundaries of most African countries were artificially carved out during the colonial era without due consideration to the socio-economic and cultural links of the communities who live in the region. Colonial powers arbitrarily demarcated the territorial boundaries of nations and separated the same ethnic groups between different states.

Nevertheless, relations and links between communities from the same ethnic group who live in different countries have continued to flourish in many ways, not least through trade in goods and services, use of common natural resources, and participation in social and cultural activities. The findings that this trip highlighted will help transform the border regions from being “barriers” into a “bridge” in order to provide the communities on both sides of the border opportunities for better cooperation and to bridge the gaps caused by isolation, to improve their socio-economic conditions, to more effectively manage and conserve their resources, to strengthen their cultural understanding and trust, and ultimately to bring about sustainable peace and development. By identifying and promoting sustainable livelihood projects and conflict management strategies, the program will economically empower these communities through infrastructure development, industrial and agricultural development projects, and the development of health and educational facilities. To get involved in such programs in Kenya, please contact UNDP’s Arif Neky at arif.neky@undp.org. For foundations interested in joining such UN-sponsored activities in other SDG Philanthropy Platform countries, please contact Heather Grady at hgrady@rockpa.org.

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