This study examines the association between cooperative social and environmental disclosure (CSED) and financial performance of deposit-taking savings and credit cooperatives (SACCOs) in Kenya. Using data comprising of 1272 observations for 212 deposit-taking SACCOs in Kenya over the period 2008–2013, panel OLS analyses are performed to establish the association between SACCOs' CSED levels and financial performance. The results reveal a relatively low level of CSED by deposit-taking SACCOs in Kenya at 29.3%. As a departure from findings in mainstream studies, the study reveals a negative association between CSED and financial performance. We argue that the negative association could be due to changed regulatory landscape or a signal that Kenyan SACCOs are transitioning to financially (profit) oriented goals. The results are useful to regulators and policy makers in designing an optimal disclosure policy for SACCOs.