The KEO Foundation
A non-profit inspired by the 2014 Ebola Epidemic


Current Focus - Ebola in West Africa

Raise Awareness about crisis

Support activities to stabilize crisis

Deliver Solutions to solve critical needs

  1. Deliver time sensitive solutions to meet the needs on the ground
  2. Includes complementing and filling gaps where large entities often face challenges
  3. Promote activities that encourage readiness in neighboring at risk countries

Execution Plan
  1. Directly engage key leaders on the ground and identify key needs
  2. Request donations via technology platform and through contacts
  3. Facilitate transportation of critical items to leaders directly engaged in Ebola effort
  4. Develop three-way feedback loop to assess impact, provide feedback to donors and gauge needs status

Why Keo?

KEO Foundation

A non-profit legal entity, launched September 1st 2014, inspired by
the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

KEO = Knock Ebola Out


Use the Foundation as a vehicle for targeted non profit programs to help uplift Africa

Current Focus

Our strategy is to directly support activities to stabilize the outbreak, and potentially fill gaps where larger and less nimble global NGOs and governmental entities tend to struggle


Guiding Principles

We are driven by a "Can Do" mentality and a responsibility to give back


Volunteer Executive Team

The KEO Foundation is led by an all-volunteer leadership team with deep roots in Africa. Collectively, they spend a significant time and focus on charitable and family activities related to Africa, including regular trips to the continent. The leadership team is driven by a responsibility and opportunity to leverage their extensive backgrounds in the business world in the USA and knowledge of Africa to help deliver creative solutions that are impactful to the communities we seek to serve.

Adama Kah

Founder and President

Responsibilities include shaping and driving the strategic direction of the KEO Foundation and support strategy execution


Ibou Diallo


Responsibilities include design, implementation and execution of technology strategy and solutions, and support strategy execution


Kumba Daffeh-Kah


Responsibilities include strategy execution and day-to-day management of the operations of KEO, donors and diaspora outreach.


Alain Pakabomba

CFO and Treasurer

Responsibilities include CFO and implementation of Treasury functions and solutions, and support of strategy execution


Eyob Tesso


Responsibilities include program development, governance, policies and processes, and support strategy execution


Contact Us


The Keo Foundation

1390 Chain Bridge Road
Suite # 1000
McLean, VA 22102
P: (571)429-5634

How can you help?


Your donations help make KEO's vision a reality.

Your security is important to us. Online financial donations leverage market best practices to protect your financial information.

Help Raise Awareness

Help raise awareness about Ebola and help spread the word about the KEO Foundation's efforts.

Your messages of hope, encouragement and prayers to the impacted communities.

Feedback and Support

Provide feedback to the KEO Foundation.

Please let us know what we are doing right and what needs improvement.

Donations will help procure critical medical items including the following:

Donation life cycle

  • Key facts
  • Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a severe, often fatal illness in humans.
  • EVD outbreaks have a case fatality rate of up to 90%.
  • EVD outbreaks occur primarily in remote villages in Central and West Africa, near tropical rainforests.
  • The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission.
  • Fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family are considered to be the natural host of the Ebola virus.
  • Severely ill patients require intensive supportive care. No licensed specific treatment or vaccine is available for use in people or animals.
  • More information
  • is your online source for credible health information and is the official Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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Ebola is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. Ebola was discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to ebolavirus, although 8-10 days is most common

Spread through bodily fluids of a person who is sick with or has died Ebola

During outbreaks of Ebola, those at highest risk include health care workers and family members

The 2014 Ebola outbreak is one of the largest Ebola outbreaks in history and the first in West Africa. It is affecting four countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone, but does not pose a significant risk to the U.S. public. CDC is working with other U.S. government agencies, the World Health Organization, and other domestic and international partners in an international response to the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

wearing of protective clothing (such as masks, gloves, gowns, and goggles) using infection-control measures (such as complete equipment sterilization and routine use of disinfectant)


Bukom Cafe

Nov. 15 - Washington, DC

Marriott Marquis

Nov. 8 - Washington, DC


Nov. 1st - Washington, DC

Donation Packing

Sept. 29 - Mclean, VA

Youssou N'Dour - GWU

Sept. 14 - Washington, DC

Freddie Mac ARISE Event

Sept. 10 - Mclean, VA


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1390 Chain Bridge Road, Suite # 1000
McLean, VA 22102

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1390 Chain Bridge Road, Suite # 1000
McLean, VA 22102
501(c)3 Status: The KEO Foundation has applied for 501(c)3 status, which is pending approval from the US Internal Revenue Service. Traditionally, the IRS approval process typically takes between 2- and 12-months for such requests. Our tax advisors have indicated that in the event we receive 501(c)3 status approval after our donors file 2014 taxes, then tax deductions will be retroactive. We cannot guarantee that the IRS will approved the KEO Foundation's request for 501(c)3 status. Correspondingly, we have no reason to believe, at this time, that our application will not be approved.