The Optiven Foundation is the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Optiven Group Limited, led by Kenya’s largest real-estate company; Optiven Real Estate. Other subsidiary companies include Optiven Construction, Optiven Insurance, Optiven Homes and Optiven Water. The Foundation was registered on 30th May 2014 under Kenya’s Society’s Rule, 1968 and was launched in August 2014.
Over the 7 years of its existence, the Foundation has supported various initiatives such as; advancing education for needy students, preserving the environment, improving lives and livelihoods for senior citizens, provision of food in marginalized counties, and promoting health in the lives of beneficiaries.
Since its founding, the Optiven Foundation has primarily been funded by the donation of between 5% and 10% of the annual revenue of the Optiven Group companies. The Foundation has also been supported through active involvement of ordinary and prominent Kenyans, as well as other partners and stakeholders who are fully committed to ensure that the Foundation actualizes its goals.
Optiven Foundation also works through private donations and volunteer work from staff members as well as members of the larger community in Kenya. The Foundation’s founders have also authored books that all the proceeds from the sales goes directly to the Foundation. The founders also give service to the community; this includes youth motivational talks, business talks, and advisory services to investment groups for volunteer tokens. All these tokens are credited to the Foundation in order to further its goals and aspirations.
To be champions in social-economic transformation.
To create visible transformation that positively impacts communities, partners and other stakeholders through sustainable social economic programmes
The Core Values of Optiven Foundation are interwoven throughout our staff, our approach, our implementation, and our interaction with beneficiaries and communities. These values hold up all the work we do. It’s our commitment to strive for excellence in all of these areas.
- Community – Through needs analysis and interactions at community level, we identify needs and concerns in the community and respond with measures to ensure social and economic growth by creating sustainable social and economic programmes.
- Good Stewardship – We have proper, careful and responsible management, conduction, supervision, of all the proceeds channeled and entrusted towards the Foundation towards the allocated
- We are honest and have strong moral upright principles – truthfulness, accountability, trustworthiness, reliability and transparency in all our initiatives
- We always aim to improve and to encourage others to gain the inner power and authority for growth and self-determination in people and in communities in order to enable them to socially and economically transform their lives.