About the Foundation

TY Danjuma Foundation is a private independent philanthropic grantmaking organisation committed to improving the quality of life of Nigerians, by supporting health and education interventions implemented by Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) registered and working in Nigeria..

The Foundation was established in 2009 by Lt. Gen. Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma, GCON – a retired Nigerian Army Chief of Staff, an astute and successful businessman. The Foundation is based in Abuja, Nigeria with state offices in Taraba and Edo.


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.


To contribute to building a Nigeria where all citizens have access to affordable 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; and
  • Alleviate extreme poverty in communities across the country by providing humanitarian support, clean drinking water, and encouraging the empowerment of women.

The Foundation operates with the following core values:

  • Informed and responsive grant making
  • Community involvement
  • Government participation
  • Accountability to beneficiaries
  • Learning and innovation
  • Promoting philanthropy in Nigeria
Focus Areas
How the Foundation Works

TY Danjuma Foundation works mainly through Non Governmental Organisations and Community Based groups in Nigeria. Our strategy of working through partnerships is intended to build institutional capacity of groups, supporting innovation and ensuring that the funding provided meets the needs of the target beneficiaries and is culturally relevant. In doing so, the Foundation encourages its grantees to forge collaborations and partnerships with local, state and national government agencies to enhance sustainability of the projects.

The Foundation also seeks collaboration with other grant makers and international agencies working in its target areas. Where necessary, the Foundation will leverage additional funding from other sources to support partners’ initiatives.

An important component of the Foundation’s work is the dedication to documenting and analysing the projects we fund to assist in strengthening our future grantmaking and contribute in influencing policies and practice in the areas we operate.

Partnership and Collaboration

The Foundation is aware of important actors and individuals working actively in our focus areas and we employ networking and partnership building as tools to expand our reach. We work towards establishing a wide array of collaborative relationships aimed at leveraging additional human and material resources to maximise our impact