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About KUEFcommon questions

“From the poorest of countries to the richest of nations,

education is the key to moving forward in any society.”

— Nelson Mandela

What are KUEF's core values?

Partnership, Excellence, Accountability, Service,

Local Leadership and Sustainability

Why the word "Urithi" in Kenyan Urithi Education Fund? 

Pronounced: "oo-re-dee" in the Kimeru language, 

it literally means "to feed." 

Urithi describes our goal to enrich and nurture education.          

 WHY did you form a non-profit?


  Kenyan Urithi Education Fund was formed by a group of individuals who shared a common experience while visiting Kithoka on a service trip.  


Local leadership of this rural community outside of Meru, asked us to build a secondary day school. Prior to the building of BLISS, a high school education was not available for the vast majority of the population. 


Passion, skills and need led to partnering

 with Kithoka to build BLISS and develop educational opportunities.

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When did you incorporate?

KUEF incorporated on September 9, 2008 in the state of Michigan.  The U.S. Internal Revenue Service granted 501(c)3 public charity status on September 15, 2009. Currently we are a registered non-profit in Michigan and Utah.


Financial, Tax and Governance Information

Contribution Policy

KUEF Inc. accepts contributions subject to donor designations, which are consistent with its tax-exempt status and approved by the Board of Directors.  As required by the IRS, all contributions made to KUEF Inc. are under its full control and discretion.  KUEF Inc. makes every effort to honor designated donor requests, though it retains full discretion if, for example, the designated program is oversubscribed or comes to an end.


Our Tax ID number is: 26-3357739

To view our Federal Form 990 returns, please click on any of the documents listed below.

2022 IRS Form 990

2021 IRS Form 990

2020 IRS Form 990

2019 IRS Form 990

2018 IRS Form 990

2017 IRS Form 990

2016 IRS Form 990

2015 IRS Form 990

2014 IRS Form 990

2013 IRS Form 990

2012 IRS Form 990

The following documents explain the Corporate Governance of KUEF Inc.

Articles of Incorporation

Corporate Bylaws

Conflict of Interest Policy

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