About Us

We are a vehicle for social impact across critical sectors in the economy driven by the unique challenges facing Africa and the need for progressive change.

Sterling One Foundation is a vehicle for positive social impact across critical sectors in the Nigerian economy.

Driven by the unique challenges facing millions of Africans, we are keen on contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), harnessing demographic dividends and  improving the lives and livelihoods of people in under-served communities. Through our innovative programs and integrated approach, we engage in stakeholder driven interventions, that are geared towards socio-economic development, wealth creation, employability, sustainability and national development.

Although established by Sterling Bank, we have a separate board of trustees and have prioritized social impact investments across critical sectors for maximum impact.


To be the benchmark of positive social impact in Nigeria by creating sustainable solutions for youth empowerment and job creation via impactful sectors.

Our Mission

To accelerate social impact by maximizing scale in building capacity and sharing technical expertise using digital platforms.
To help economically disadvantaged young people in Africa to be empowered to move themselves, their families, and their communities above the poverty line sustainably while working with the non-profit, public and private sectors to create an enabling environment and attract funding to accelerate sustainable development.

Our Milestones


  • Establishment of the Sterling One Foundation.

Our Approach

Our approach is to be both practical and visionary. We will enable transformational change, as…
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Through grant-making, Sterling One Foundation partners with other organizations to reduce poverty in all its…
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