Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropies’ Philosophy – Jasiri

“Businesses can and should be a force for the common good by offering their customers and clients great value for money, acting ethically, creating good employment opportunities, raising efficiency through innovation and thereby earning a profit while contributing to the welfare of others.”
Allan Gray

Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropies’ Philosophy

Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropies believes that businesses can and should be a force for the common good. This was the dream of the late Mr. Gray who founded an investment management firm, Allan Gray Ltd, in 1973. Allan Gray Ltd takes a client-centric, long-term investment approach which has seen the company grow into one of the largest of its kind on the continent. Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropies is convinced that the biggest challenge facing our continent is youth unemployment, and that focused support of entrepreneurship is the greatest driver for job creation and meaningful employment. To this end, Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropies intends to pursue a long-term strategy of developing exceptional and responsible entrepreneurs in East Africa, starting with Jasiri.


Our vision is an empowered, prosperous, productively engaged African citizenry thriving in ethical societies with dignity and hope. 


We attack poverty by investing in, nurturing and empowering responsible entrepreneurs and leaders who benefit society by helping to accelerate meaningful employment creation while embodying the values and behaviours of ethical leadership

There are numerous initiatives across the ecosystem, some of which include: