About Us


The Tony Elumelu Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Heirs Holdings, an African investment firm.

We are funded by an annual grant from Heirs Holdings and supported by the group’s investee companies. In turn, we provide support to the philanthropic activities of the Heirs Holdings Group.

In the last five years, we have spent over N2 billion toward our mission, which includes supporting the philanthropic goals of other institutions and foundations working in and for Africa. These are some of the individuals and organisations we have
proudly sponsored over the years.

922,569,163 Entepreneurship
5,100,125 Post-Conflict Recovery
575,251 Good Governance and Capacity-Building
573,818 Health
502,272 Research
345,000 Strengthening Africa Philanthropy
230,100 Youth and Leadership Skills
260,050 Advocacy
120,150 Miscellaneous
92,525 Education
930,368,454 Total in Naira (N)

Naira figures calculated using official exchange rates as of 25 November 2015