Grantee Profile

Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Foundation

Grants to Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Foundation

  • $600,000

    2017 (Duration 3 years)

    On Nigeria

    ABUJA, NIGERIA — The Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation was founded in 1998 for the purpose of promoting national unity, good governance, and social justice. Previous support enabled it to deploy an election monitoring platform which significantly contributed to the outcome of the 2015 general elections. With this award, the Yar’Adua Foundation is mobilizing communities and amplifying corruption-related investigative reports by developing anti-corruption messaging, infographics, and video vignettes of anti-corruption successes. It is also sponsoring town hall meetings and policy dialogues. The award contributes to the atmosphere of transparency, accountability and good governance by sharing examples of anti-corruption successes and expanding the reach of investigative reports.

  • $350,000

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    ABUJA, NIGERIA — The purpose of this grant is to establish a collaborative approach to a technology- driven, election management platform for Nigerian civil society organizations in order to promote more transparent and credible elections. Activities will include designing technological tools to facilitate and standardize the monitoring of elections in the country; testing the platform by deploying technology and observers in one state’s gubernatorial elections; refining the platform and deploying it in the 2015 general elections; and the publishing a report.

  • $50,000

    2009 (Inactive Grant)


    ABUJA, NIGERIA — To support research on global citizenship.

  • $50,000

    2008 (Inactive Grant)


    ABUJA, NIGERIA — To strengthen the Olusegun Obasanjo Research Library (over 18 months).

  • $50,000

    2005 (Inactive Grant)


    ABUJA, NIGERIA — In support of the purchase of books and materials for the Olusegun Obasanjo Research Library.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Shehu Musa Yar'Adua Foundation $1,100,000 between 1978 and 2018.

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