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. 

Our Solution

We partner with local Kenyan health care organizations and provide strategic funding,
medical volunteers and specialized guidance. 

Together, we are saving lives, transforming the health care  
landscape and contributing to community and educational opportunities, which build a strong foundation for economic development in the rural areas we serve. 

Our 100% Promise To You


Every dollar you donate goes directly to the programs we support in Kenya


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 12 years, our partners in Kenya have gone from covering 12% of the hospital’s expenses to 87%

Our Story

No one believed a comprehensive, community health care system - with a gold standard medical center at its heart - could be built. Our partnership with local leaders has made It happen! Let us tell you about it.

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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
G.R.A.C.E. Africa
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
National Organization of Peer Educators
Rotary International
San Francisco State University

Segal Foundation
Square, Inc. 
University of California, San Francisco
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

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Each year, Tiba organizes more than 40 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. 

At Matibabu Hospital’s request, the Tiba Foundation sends volunteers on medical missions performing hundreds of surgeries annually.

At Matibabu Hospital’s request, the Tiba Foundation sends volunteers on medical missions performing hundreds of surgeries annually.

News & Events

“Diane is a superstar and she’s ours!!!”
— Gail Wagner, Founder of Tiba Foundation

Tiba Foundation's Executive Director, Diane Dodge, wins the Bay Area Jefferson Award!

To read article visit: https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2019/07/01/longtime-champion-of-bay-area-educational-non-profits-shifts-focus-to-kenya/

Tiba Foundation was also highlighted in the Newsletter of the Retired Physicians’ Association of TPMG on pages 2-3. Read here!

Videographer Wanted

Tiba Foundation is looking for a videographer to come to Matibabu Hospital and the Mary Ann van Dam Nursing School Graduation September - October 2019. Please contact Diane Dodge at diane.dodge@tibafoundation.org / 510-435-4558 for details.