Welcome to the TY Danjuma Foundation


The TY Danjuma Foundation is committed to enhancing the quality of life of Nigerians by supporting initiatives that improve access to health and educational opportunities. Based in Abuja, Nigeria, the Foundation was established by Lt. General TY Danjuma (Rtd.) GCON and works with a distinguished Board of Trustees.


Building a Nigeria where all citizens have access to quality health care, education and equal opportunities to realize their potentials.

Main Goals

Enhance community health care by providing free medical services to rural communities which lack adequate medical facilities;

Improve the quality of education of children and young people (18 years and younger);

Alleviate the extreme poverty in communities across the country by providing clean drinking water, and encouraging the education/empowerment of women.



The Foundation will operate with the following core values:

Informed and responsive grant making
Community involvement
Government participation
Accountability to beneficiaries
Encourages innovation
Promote philanthropy in Nigeria

Focus Areas

Community Health Initiatives
Enhancing Quality of Education
Income Generation

TYDF at the 3rd Biennial Conference of African Grantmakers Network - Arusha Tanzania

Philanthropy in Africa has to connect with the people - Africans!


Uplifting the Dignity of Human Life

"Now I can bath at the stream without fear of being laughed at"... Yakub Sovi

Enactus Nigeria Flag-off TYDF Project

... to empower persons living with physical disabilities

CAVSI – Continuing a Tradition of Restoring Sight to the Blind

To date CAVSI has conducted over 49, 505 free eye surgeries in Taraba State with support provided by the Foundation.