Pamoja4Change

The Pamoja4Change project is a KCDF administered competitive grant scheme for Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and other qualified civil society organizations with unique project ideas for community development. The main objective of the grant is to promote, through local philanthropy, sustainable community driven projects which in turn build self-reliance and encourage positive development processes.

Qualified organizations in the initiative are required to raise at least 50% of the funds needed for the project through community actions and KCDF will match the other 50%.The project is supported by Wilde Ganzen, a Dutch Non Governmental Organization.

The 50% of the project cost agreed on between KCDF and the organization, seeking the partnership must be submitted to KCDF in monetary terms before disbursement of the match portion

The most innovative project proposals chosen will receive grant amounts of between KES 100,000 and 1,000,000.

Proposals to be submitted can focus on any of the following areas:

  • Education
  • Improving access to basic social services for the wider community
  • Women and girl child empowerment projects
  • Environmental conservation and climate change mitigation
  • Security
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Projects targeting persons living with disabilities in the community

Forming Partnerships

Although not mandatory, we encourage applicants to come on board with local partners i.e partners within Kenya. Partners can be pooled from the corporate sector, private enterprises, business associations, government agencies or even individuals project promoters.


Applicants eligible for the Pamoja4Change grant include registered non-governmental, non-political, and non-profit organizations from all over Kenya. The grant application forms are available on our website; www.kcdf.or.ke after a call for applications by KCDF is publicized.

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