About the Foundation

TY Danjuma Foundation is a private independent Nigerian philanthropic organisation committed to improving the quality of life of Nigerians, by supporting primarily health and education interventions implemented by Not-for-profit, 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, and an astute and successful businessman. In 2010 The Foundation became fully operational and has continued to make grants.

Mission

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.

Vision

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 (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.
Values

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