Who We are

Ufadhili Trust is an independent, non-profit organization established in 2000 and registered in 2001 as a Trust under the Public Trusts Act (Laws of Kenya). It is the leading proponent of responsible, ethical, and sustainable practices in East Africa, and works with businesses, governments and citizens. It has conducted several interventions in the area of Social Responsibility/Sustainability including; research, technical support, and development of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) tools, training, information dissemination, and benchmarking.
In 2017, Ufadhili Trust was also registered as a Company Limited by Guarantee under the Companies Act, 2015, Laws of Kenya.

Our Vision

Businesses, governments and people in East Africa work for the common good of society ensuring economic prosperity, social equity and environmental justice.

Our Mission

The organization exists to promote a culture of responsible, ethical and sustainable practices among businesses, governments, and citizens in East Africa.


Ufadhili Trust targets all sections of the society grouped as; governments, corporates, organizations and individuals.

Our Strategies

Ufadhili Trust works through several strategies including;research, advocacy, capacity building,networking and technical support.

Our Goal

Ufadhili’s overarching goal in working towards social responsibility is to ensure a just and equitable society.

Our Core Values

Ufadhili Trust believes that;
  • Responsible citizens must be active in society and hold each other accountable for their behaviour.
  • Responsible/ethical business is good for business and society.
  • Responsible governments must be transparent and accountable to all stakeholders.
  • Governments, businesses, and people working together are the key to social change.
  • All stakeholders have an obligation to prioritise the common good.

Our History

In 1998, the Ford Foundation East Africa Office commissioned work to explore the idea of self reliance and community-led and resourced development. This work occasioned by the need to reduce dependence on foreign aid.
Called Africa Philanthropy Initiative (API), the work involved research, focused discussion and debate on sustainability of development efforts  by stakeholders throughout Africa. The efforts resulted in to important ideas, initiative and institutions. Among these  institutions was Ufadhili Trust.