Project Description

TY Danjuma Foundation


The TY Danjuma Foundation strives to offer all Nigerian people a better quality of life. They support a variety of initiatives that improve healthcare services and the access to them, provide education opportunities for disadvantaged populations, and fund social empowerment and community building activities.


Headquarters are located in Wuse II, Abuja, Nigeria. Additional offices in Jalingo, Taraba State, Nigeria and Benin-City, Edo State, Nigeria.

Operating region

The TY Danjuma Foundation operates in the six geo-political zones of Nigeria and has supported institutions in 19 Nigerian states.

Supported causes

  • Community health initiatives, including free medical services in rural areas
  • Skills training
  • Improving quality of education for children and youngsters of 18 years and younger
  • Alleviating poverty in communities across the country
  • Providing clean drinking water
  • Women’s rights and gender equality
  • Access to education for women and girls
  • Social Advocacy
  • Social initiatives that generate income for local population

Grants/award programs

The foundation publishes a call for proposals once a year, inviting local NGOs and CBOs to request funding for health and education related projects.
In times of emergency, TY Danjuma also offers discretionary grants for immediate humanitarian assistance.

Funded Organizations/Projects

The TY Danjuma Foundation runs its programs through Non-Governmental Organizations and Community Based Organizations (NGOs & CBOs). The strategy of working through partnerships supports innovation and builds institutional capacity. The Foundation has formed and funded many types of partnerships over the years, including resource partners, network partners, learning partners and grantee partners.

Partners include:

  • Advocacy for Women With Disabilities Initiative
  • African Radio Drama Association
  • AfriGrowth Foundation
  • Afterschool Graduate Development Centre
  • Alkali Jussaini Foundation
  • Better Leven Advancement Centre
  • Care for Life Mission

Projects include:

  • 2016
    • Constructing the Maternity Referral Centre in Takum to assist pregnant women and new-born babies
    • Donating to Hope for the Unborn Child Foundation to increase health and hygiene of pregnant women
    • Funding the Care Vision Support Initiative to open an eye care support mission
    • Donating to Cleft Care Foundation in Nigeria
    • Donating roofing materials worth 5 million naira to the Agatu community in Benue State
    • Donating to St. Monica’s Health Centre Yakoko, Catholic Diocese of Jalingo in aid of self-employment, empowerment and skills acquisition.
    • Funding the agricultural training of 45 women and young people through the Great Gender Grassroot Foundation
    • Providing toilets, a water tank and sanitation training to four schools in the Taraba state through Youth Progressive Association of Taraba
    • Providing vocational training to 60 unemployed women and young people through the Que Initiative in Edo North
  • 2015
    • Assisting 1,000 internally displaced people in Ughogua Camp in Ovia North through the Ideal Development and Empowerment Agency
    • Establishing the Dako Integrated School Feeding Programme through Total Child Care Initiatives
  • 2014
    • Constructing a borehole at the LEA Primary school in Dako through Total Child Care Initiative
    • Providing financial assistance to the Care Vision Support Initiative in aid of continuing to provide free comprehensive eye care services to locals

Foundation’s History

The TY Danjuma Foundation was founded in 2009 by General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma, a philanthropist, millionaire, former soldier, businessman and politician. The Foundation is an independent private Nigerian organization. In 2010 the Foundation started making large-scale grants and so became fully operational.