About Equity Group Foundation

Established in 2008, Equity Group Foundation (EGF) is a not-for-profit implementing foundation based in Nairobi, Kenya that champions the social and economic transformation of the people of Africa. Born out of Equity Bank commitment to servicing the poor as part of its core business model and through its long-standing corporate social responsibility initiatives, EGF designs and delivers high-impact social development programmes across seven strategic pillars: Education and Leadership Development, Financial Inclusion and Literacy, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Agriculture, Health and Environment. Since its founding, EGF’s programmes have helped over six million Kenyans advance on journeys to more secure and productive futures.

EGF has demonstrated social impact across Kenya by leveraging Equity Bank’s extensive infrastructure and through strategic partnerships with government as well as local and international actors. In the coming years, EGF looks forward to expanding its programmes and each pillar’s reach to Equity Bank’s other markets, including South Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, and beyond, as part of EGF and Equity Bank Group’s commitment to socio-economic transformation throughout Africa. EGF is committed to impacting the lives of 100 million Africans by 2024.

Leveraging Equity Group

By leveraging the Group’s infrastructure and resources, EGF is able to keep overhead costs low while effectively and efficiently scaling high-impact social programmes. EGF, therefore, offers funding partners a particularly good value for programme execution.

Programme Pillars

In order to truly help people build pathways out of poverty, EGF understands that we must respond effectively to the continuum of issues that affect people living at the bottom of the pyramid. With this in mind, EGF works to create change through seven strategic pillars:

Agriculture:EGF helps create jobs, improve market access, and expand agricultural production by working in partnership with small and medium-sized farmers to increase their production capabilities, business acumen, and access to technology and financial services. EGF stimulates job creation and Economic growth by providing micro and small entrepreneurs.

Education & Leadership Development: EGF increases access to and transition through secondary and tertiary education and provides leadership and career development in order to break the cycle of poverty and develop the next generation of leaders.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation: EGF stimulates job creation and economic growth by providing micro and small entrepreneurs with advice, mentorship and entrepreneurship training.EGF promotes innovation through the uptake of new ideas, solutions, and technologies to achieve greater impact and scale for all of its work.

Environment: EGF promotes the conservation and smart use of natural resources by expanding forest cover, improving water security and promoting the use of renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies.

Finanacial Inclusion and Literacy:EGF extends Equity Bank’s efforts to expand access to financial services to the bottom of the pyramid, helping low-income people to lift themselves out of poverty. EGF also improves financial capability and individual and household financial security by connecting women, youth and communities to expert financial literacy training.

Health: EGF increases access to comprehensive health financing and private sector-led, affordable, high-quality, and standardized health services.