These are permanent funds put into the endowment for the benefit of communities in a particular geographical area. Once it is in the endowment pool, it is available for any development purpose in that geographical area.
Any Kenyan community can raise funds to build it’s own endowment for the benefit of the people (community) in a particular geographical area. The earnings are available for development purposes for that geographic area or cause.
Most of the partners under the programmes are community based organizations who contribute towards the pool from amounts ranging from Ksh 500,000 (USD 5882) to Ksh 30 Million (USD 352,941).
The minimum amount to set up an endowment fund with KCDF is Kshs. 500,000 (five hundred thousand shillings). Although sums as little as Kshs. 100,000 can be accepted, funds must be accumulated to the minimum amount for disbursements to begin. Any amount will be accepted as a contribution to an already existing fund.