We are Philanthropy driven organization


Established in 2003, the East Africa Philanthropy Network (EAPN) formerly the East Africa Association of Grant-makers (EAAG), is a voluntary membership organization that brings together local charitable Trusts and Foundations in East Africa with the primary aim of promoting and growing a culture of giving. Membership of the network is drawn from Family Trusts, Community Foundations, Corporate Foundations, Private Foundations and other types of grant-making and non-grantmaking organizations interested in promoting philanthropy.  The Network's mission is to nurture a local giving and resource mobilization culture through effective grant-making, advocacy and networking. This aspect includes looking into the resource base, capacity, credibility and practices of various development actors and the extent to which the operational context supports thriving local giving and effective grant-making.


 A vibrant philanthropy that contributes to sustainable communitiesin East Africa.


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





Working with organizations and Networks

Our Leadership - Board

Jacqueline Asiimwe - Board Chair

Jackline is the CEO at Civ-Source Africa, a lawyer and independent Philanthropy advisory not-for-profit development organisation based in Kampala, Uganda. Jackie is a leadership coach and a social development thought leader.

Anthony Igecha- Vice Chair

Anthony is the Managing Trustee at KenGen Foundation. He has vast knowledge on foundation matters in the country. He has horned his managerial skills from holding high capacity positions and leading very interesting programmes in Philanthropy in Kenya.

Hirji Shah- Treasurer to Board

Hirji is a Trustee of the Chandaria Foundation. He has been actively involved in several roles in the manufacturing industries, businesses and charitable organisations for over 5 decades in several countries in the region, including Kenya. 

Evans Okinyi -  Secretary to the Board

CEO of the regional network of over 50 organizations developing and nurturing philanthropy in East Africa. He is a seasoned Non-Profit Executive, with over 9 years progressive experience in Networks Management, Policy Formulation & Implementation and Stakeholders & Partnerships.

Mwadhini Myanza- TNCF

The current chair of Tanzania network of Community Foundations (TNCF), is renowned Economist in Tanzania, who has been leading the Regional Chamber of Commerce Chapter and leading Trade Marketing, Processing and Exportation of Agriculture Sector Leading products in Tanzania.

Nadia Kist- Blood:Water

Senior public health practitioner with over 17 years’ experience leading organizations and programs. Nadia leads multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams in Kenya & the U.S. as well as manages regional programs and partnerships across 8 Eastern and Southern Africa countries.

Lulu Ngwanakilala- LSF

Lulu, CEO of Legal Services Facility, has vast experience working in the Civil society sector for several years. She has also played a vital role in policy reforms and technical working groups at the co-ordination and national level in Tanzania.

Henry Kilonzo- Safaricom

Henry Kilonzo is the senior Manager at Safaricom Foundation. He believes that solutions to development challenges facing our communities are best known to them hence the need to value their participation.

Mukami Marete

Mukami has 18 years of financial management, human rights and social justice. Her career has particularly focused on the human rights of LGBTI persons and sex workers, as well as reproductive justice and environmental justice. 

Our Team

Evans Okinyi- C.E.O

CEO of the regional network of over 50 organizations developing and nurturing philanthropy in East Africa.He is a seasoned Non-Profit Executive, with over 9 years progressive experience in Networks Management, Policy Formulation, Implementation & Stakeholders & Partnerships.

David Waswa Obiero- Graphic & Content Designer

A creative Graphics Designer, with over 6 year experience of utilizing skills, in ideation and creative work for over 6 years.

Mike O'maera- Programs Support Team

Experienced Knowledge expert with 15 years experience in Research and knowledge fields, versed in communication for development.

Ida Rob Maritim- Communications Support Consultant

Over 15 years experience in program management with a demonstrated history of working in Nonprofit Organizations and development industry. Skilled in program planning and management, performing needs assessments, monitoring & coordinating program initiatives.

Peige Omondi- Program Assistant

Peige is a communication professional with expertise in strategic digital communications, content creation & dissemination and use of target audience engagement to support in Programmes actualization and implementation