We are Tiba
We are a foundation that believes access to quality health care is a basic human right.
Unfortunately, in Kenya, access to quality health care is not an option for most.
Tiba is changing that.
We partner with local Kenyan health care organizations and provide funding,
medical volunteers and strategic guidance.
Together, we are empowering and saving lives, and transforming the health care
landscape for thousands of locals in rural Kenya.
Our 100% Promise To You
100% DIRECT GIVING
Every dollar you donate goes directly to the programs we support in Kenya
100% LOCAL LEADERSHIP & STAFF
Our partners employ leadership and staff from local communities in Kenya
We measure and assess our investments, and visit local sites regularly
100% Commitment to Sustainability
In just 4 years, our partners in Kenya have gone from covering 12% of the hospital’s expenses to 87%
Tiba supports community healthcare projects in Siaya County, Nyanza Province, Kenya, with a focus in Ugenya District. All projects are conceived of and operated by local experts.
Our longest standing partnership is with Matibabu Foundation, with whom we began working in 2004.
Tiba and Matibabu Foundation partners include:
The 30/30 Project
Government of Kenya
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Construction for Change
International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Program (ICAP) at Columbia University
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Kaiser Permanente Southern California
Planned Parenthood Federation of America (NOPE)
National Organization of Peer Educators
San Francisco State University
University of California, San Francisco
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Our work has been featured in
Each year, Tiba organizes more than 30 medical missions for individuals and teams.
By sharing their expertise, training and best practices with locals, Tiba volunteers create sustainable change for the people of Western Kenya.
No one believed a comprehensive, community health care system - with a gold standard medical center
at its heart - could be built. But it’s happening! Let us tell you about it.
Save the date
Tiba's 13th Annual Gala
Saturday, February 9, 2019
The St. Regis San Francisco
Cocktails, Dinner, Auction
Work with Tiba
Tiba Foundation is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit, founded in 2004. We believe that access to quality health care is a basic human right. Our mission is to bring effective community health care to more than 250,000 people in the critically-underserved Ugenya District, Nyanza Province, Kenya. We provide support in three main ways: funding, medical expertise and training, and technical advice when requested. Tiba works in partnership with Matibabu Foundation, our partner organization on the ground in Kenya, to ensure the effectiveness of our efforts and the sustainability of our shared impact. Tiba’s annual operating budget is approximately $900,000.