Helping People in Need in Kisumu County: The Story of Nyalenda Young Turks Community Based Organisation

“Our time is now, start and act”, shares Victor Elvis Omondi who is the Team Lead of Nyalenda Young Turks Community Based Organization one of KCDF’s community partners based in Kisumu County.

Victor shares the story of how Nyalenda Young Turks is dedicated to empowering vulnerable communities and driving positive change in Kisumu County as hosted by Charles Kojo Vandyck on his podcast Alternative Convos.

Listen to the full episode on Spotify: https://bit.ly/3UABmJs

Listen to the full episode on Google: https://bit.ly/3UuO8s

KCDF Newsletter: Flourishing and Resilient Communities – January 2024

KCDF’s maiden 2024 newsletter is out!

Join us at our 12th Community Open Golf Tournament, where we aim to raise Kes. 5 Million for 5 community projects. Exciting news: KCDF partners with USAID for the Ubora Mashinani program to strengthen communities. Read inspiring stories on local giving and learn more about KCDF’s technology donation and discount program tailored for nonprofits.

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Financial Resilience for Civil Society Organisations in Africa

If you want to succeed as a civil society organization, the question is how are you able to inspire others to join your cause? says Caesar Ngule, KCDF’s Programmes Director.

Caesar shares his insights about financial resilience for civil society organisations in Africa as hosted by Charles Kojo Vandyck on his podcast Alternative Convos.

Alternative Convos is a dynamic and engaging talk show that aims to foster unity and drive positive transformation in Africa.

Tune in to the episode on Spotify: https://lnkd.in/eZAZzJWX

Listen on Google: https://lnkd.in/eW8rdiJ7

Thank You For Your Support

As we joyfully enter the last month of this year, we take a moment to reflect on the remarkable journey we have shared over the last twelve months. It fills us with gratitude to acknowledge the powerful impact of partnership in creating positive change

You have been instrumental in the success of KCDF. Together, we have made meaningful strides toward our shared goals, leaving a lasting impact on the communities we serve.We appreciate your invaluable continued support, and eagerly anticipate many more years of fruitful collaboration and shared success.

Thank you for being an integral part of the KCDF family.

Wishing you and your loved ones a joyful holiday season filled with warmth and happiness.

KCDF Newsletter: Flourishing and Resilient Communities – October 2023

In this edition, read more on how KCDF trained 32 participants from 16 CSOs in local fundraising skills, enhancing their skills to raise funds effectively for their communities. Also, we feature a story of over 200 girls and 300 boys who graduated from our mentorship programs, and share insights from the CSO Week 2023 and #ShiftThePower movement events.

Bonus content: Discover how nonprofit organizations in East Africa can access technology solutions at a 70% discount through TechSoup Kenya.

Remember to subscribe to our newsletter so that you don’t miss out on updates about our work.

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KCDF Newsletter: Flourishing and Resilient Communities - September 2023

In this edition:

  • 300+ young men graduated from our mentorship program, MENTENDA in partnership with ZEP-RE.
  • Greenifying Kilifi with I&M Foundation.
  • Strengthening community foundations with Mott Foundation.
  • Building a sustainable ecosystem for civil society in East Africa with Ford Foundation.
  • Empowering civil society through Change the Game Academy with Wilde Ganzen Foundation.
  • Meet Mr. Arthur Namu, our Trustee of the month.

This and much more in this edition. Subscribe so you don’t miss out on any updates from KCDF.

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KCDF Newsletter: Flourishing and Resilient Communities - August 2023

In this edition, read about a community in Kwale County which transformed a gift of 100 goats into a substantial sum of Ksh. 4 Million. Find out more about the launch of a livelihood project for the elderly in Kibera, how diverse organisations are benefitting from KCDF’s local fundraising and mobilizing support trainings and much more.

Don’t forget to subscribe so that you don’t miss out on any updates.

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KCDF hosts the 2023 Giving For Change (GFC) Annual Reflection Meeting In Kisumu City

Wednesday, August 15, 2023. Kisumu, Kenya. The Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) is hosting the Giving for Change (GFC) annual reflection meeting in Kisumu City, to celebrate the milestones achieved through the programme in the last two years and set the focus for the next year with a key focus

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KCDF Newsletter: Flourishing and Resilient Communities - July 2023

In this edition, we update you on the ongoing Art for Change Exhibition, the Young Environmentalist Innovative Challenge, how different communities have been empowered through the Endowment Fund and much more.

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KCDF Launches the Art for Change Exhibition 2023

The Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) has launched its second edition of the ‘Art for Change Exhibition’ featuring more than 40 artists and showcasing over 500 pieces of art, in a week-long event that seeks to raise resources towards its matching grant project model, also known as Pamoja4Change

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KCDF Newsletter: Flourishing and Resilient Communities - June 2023

Dear Friends and Partners,

Greetings from the Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF).

We are excited to share with you a summary of our work with communities in the past month. In this edition, we tell you more about our upcoming second edition of the KCDF Art Exhibition themed, "Our Communities - Art for Change" and why you need to be part of this captivating showcase of artistic expressions.

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KCDF launches the Young Environmentalist Innovation Challenge

Thursday, July 6, 2023. Nairobi, Kenya. The Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) has today launched the Young Environmentalist Innovative Challenge (YEIC), an environmental innovation fund that aims at developing action-oriented young individuals committed to the conservation of the environment.

PHOTO CAPTION: L-R: Gordon Odundo, KCDF Board Director, Grace Maingi, KCDF Executive Director, Samson Toniok, CEO of National Environment Trust Fund (NetFund) and James Gatere, Head of I&M Foundation during the launch of the KCDF Young Environmentalist Innovative Challenge (YEIC).

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KCDF Newsletter: Flourishing and Resilient Communities - May 2023

Dear friends and partners of KCDF.

Our latest edition of the 'Flourishing & Resilient Communities' features an upcoming art exhibition, conservation efforts, our collaboration with civil society organisations, education scholarships, and the success of the Inspire Her Girls Mentorship Program. As a special treat, we also feature our first Executive Director as this month's Founder of the Month.

Enjoy the read.

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KCDF Newsletter: Flourishing and Resilient Communities - April 2023

Dear friends and partners of KCDF.

We are excited to bring you the April edition of our Newsletter, 'Flourishing and Resilient Communities'. In this edition, you will read how Isuzu East Africa and KCDF have partnered to offer mentorship to 229 mentees at Embakasi Girls and how non-profits in East Africa are benefiting from KCDF's technology donation programme TechSoup. We also highlight the impact of KCDF's boychild mentorship program 'MENTENDA' among our high school boys. You will be moved by the story of a community in Kilifi County that locally fundraised to meet an educational need, and you will also find out how KCDF and I&M Foundation are teaming up to foster environmental conservation. You will also discover this month's featured KCDF founder.

Welcome and enjoy the read!

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KCDF Newsletter: Flourishing and Resilient Communities - March 2023

In this edition, find out how the partnership between the Chandaria Foundation and KCDF will support needy students with their tertiary education, get to learn about KCDF’s boychild program dubbed MENTENDA, find out how KCDF together with the Asian Foundation and Chandaria Foundation are responding to the pressing issue of food insecurity in Kenya and get inspired by a community which has been able to raise resources locally to address it’s challenges under KCDF’s matching grant initiative where communities raise 50% of the funds needed for their development projects and KCDF matches the other 50% of the funds. Get to also read the story of one of the KCDF founder members.

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Accountability: To Whom, for What, and by Which Mechanisms?

Interviewed by Loop Social Media, Caesar Ngule, Programmes Director, Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) reflects on what it means to be accountable to local people.

KCDF is a Kenyan public foundation that supports community-driven development initiatives. It was founded to promote the sustainable development of communities through social investment, resource mobilization, endowment building, and grant-making.

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The Giving for Change Program - Catalyzing Community Philanthropy, Participation and Voice.

Kenya Community Development Foundation among other consortium partners including Africa Philanthropy Network, Global Fund for Community Foundations, and Wilde Ganzen is implementing a program dubbed ‘Giving for Change’ thanks to the support of the Dutch Ministry Of Foreign Affairs.

The Giving for Change program aims to promote community-led development and build evidence around new thinking, approaches, and leadership that support local giving.

On the 30th of August 2021, Philanthropy Circuit hosted the Giving for Change consortium partners for a live Twitter chat in a bid to bring more understanding about the Giving for Change Program.

Read through the informative Twitter chat thread here https://wakelet.com/wake/ as it gives perspective on participatory community-led philanthropy.

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“We need to focus on how we change mindsets” – Meet the Giving for Change Alliance: Kenya Community Development Foundation

In this interview, we speak with Susan Githaiga, Director of Governance, Philanthropy and Knowledge Management and Caesar Ngule, Programmes Director at the Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF), a public philanthropic foundation that supports sustainable community-driven development in Kenya.

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Alliance Webinar: Future of Philanthropy in Africa

Moderated by Andrew Milner, associate editor for Alliance magazine, the speakers were Stigmata Tenga, executive director of Africa Philanthropy Network; Jenny Hodgson, executive director of Global Fund for Community Foundations; Caesar Ngule, programmes director of Kenya Community Development Foundation; and Bhekinkosi Moyo, director and adjunct professor of the Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment at Wits Business School.

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