The Mount Elgon Foundation raises money for projects that fulfil its aims of preserving the natural and cultural heritage of Mount Elgon. We aim to do that in ways which also support the people of Mount Elgon.
The Foundation and its trustees currently fund or have funded the Mount Elgon Elephant Project (MEEP), cultural heritage research and support for local sustainable livelihoods. It is intended to also fund other community and forestry related projects, building on the involvement of two of the trustees in an existing combined forestry and community water project.
Currently the projects we support are located on the Kenya side of Mount Elgon. We aim to also fund partners who work in Uganda or who are Kenya-based and collaborate on a trans-boundary basis with others in Uganda.
The Foundation wishes to support more projects in the future consistent with its aims when funding is available. We do not have our own endowment fund so we regret we cannot provide money for unsolicited purposes.
Banner: investigating a cave, Forest Reserve, Kenya. Above: left – adolescent elephant in a cave lifting salt to its mouth, Forest Reserve, Kenya; centre – Kenya Forest Service seedling nursery; right – rock art at Kakapel, Kenya. (Credits: Christopher Powles and MEEP.)