Kathryn McQuade

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2022 Grant Application Notice

The Foundation closed 2021 with a large increase in Grant requests.  Times are so difficult for so many people across the globe and the complexities of COVID have stretched many organizations.   We have always strived to be timely with responding to the many deserving organizations, but we have fallen behind on the grant process.

As a result, we are closing the application process to any new requests for the first quarter 2022.  Any requests received will not be processed and will have to be resubmitted after March 31.  This will allow us to workdown the backlog of requests already received.

Please also note that anyone seeking a Grant MUST be a qualified 501(c)(3) as defined by the US Tax Code, with the appropriate number and documentation or have a qualified 501(c)(3) sponsor.  Having the appropriate documentation when submitting your application will speed the grant process for everyone.

Thank You, and I wish everyone a better 2022,





Grant awarded in December

The Foundation closes the year with Grants to:

-Flying Kites  Network School  Feeding Program in Kenya.

-Nurture Africa, Sustain Programing in Districts of Uganda.

-Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, Patient Assistance Fund.



Grants awarded in October and November

The Foundation is pleased to announce the following grants awarded in October and November:

  • College Guild, to help incarcerated women inmates receive access to education they otherwise wouldn’t have.
  • Divine Foundation; initiatives in entrepreneurship, educational/academic support, social skills and community development.
  • Blink Now Foundation’s, KVS Scholarship Program.
  • Boys & Girls Club of the Piedmont, in NC, their “Smart Girl” Program.
  • International Rescue Committee,
  • Duke University – Duke Lemur Center, Women’s development opportunities in sustainable agriculture
  • Finemind, providing mental health services to women in northern Uganda.

Grants awarded in September

The Foundation is pleased to support the following 3 organizations with grants.

-Limbe Wildlife Center, with a combination for helping women, children and wildlife in South Cameroon through their 3 pillars of: rescue and rehabilitation, education and community sustainable livelihoods.

-TechnoServe, Inc. Helping developing countries with access to information, technical knowledge, and capital to build competitive farms, businesses and industries.  Our grant focuses on gender equality and access.

-Mill Mountain Theatre,, Roanoke, VA, Young Audience Series, which includes five productions that encourage children to read by giving them books.

Grants awarded in August

The Foundation is pleased to announce August grants.  Even in these difficult times with COVID restrictions, organizations are finding creative ways to continue their missions.

-Squash Dreamers, Helping girls in Jordan gain access to education through sports.

-Mother2Mothers, trains and employs women living with HIV across ten sub-Saharan African countries as “Mentor Mothers” who help  families access essential services and medical care, initiate any treatment they need.

-Circles RVA,   provides the social network, financial tools and emotional encouragement that activate economic growth in Richmond VA.

-Roots & Wings, providing assistance to Foster youth aging out of the system in NJ.




Grants awarded in June and July

The Foundation awarded grants in June and July to the following organizations:

-IDE Foundation, Farming Facilitator Program for women in Nepal,

-Hope’s Door, providing domestic violence assistance to women in Alabama.

-FINCA Emergency Response Fund in Uganda due to COVID

-AmericanIndian College Fund, Scholarship Program and Indigenous Visionaries Women’s Leadership Program,

-AHALA Children’s Right Foundation, Life Projects

-ForKids, Inc., Rapid Rehousing and Economic Mobility Programs in Norfolk, VA



May Grant Awards

The Foundation is pleased to announce grants awarded in May 2021.

  • YWCA Central Carolina, Women In Transition, providing housing for single women who suffer homelessness.
  • Prevention Council of Roanoke County, The Kindness Project, providing area schools with coping methods to fight hate, violence, stress, anxiety and loneliness for K-8th.
  • International Anti-Poaching Foundation, Akashinga (meaning Brave Ones), empowering disadvantaged women to restore and manage a network of wilderness areas as an alternative economic model to trophy hunting.

April Grant awards

The Foundation is pleased to announce  grants for April 2021.

-Project Gateway, The Empowerment Program, Gateway School in South Africa

-Polaris Project, Survivor Empowerment Initiative, focuses on human trafficking where 80% of victims are women and children.

-TCF-USA The Citizens Foundation, USA- Their Adult literacy Program in Pakistan

-Center for Livelihoods and Support to Sustainable Development,  to help train women and provide them with small business skills in Cameroon, Africa

We are pleased to read that so many educational programs are continuing even in the face of difficulties due to COVID.  These programs endure due to the passion and need of the participants.



March Grants Awarded

The Foundation is pleased to announce 3 grant awards for March 2021.  We continue our support for the first 2 organizations that do amazing work to better the lives of women and Children.  The third organization is new to the Foundation focusing on education.

  1. Women’s Global Empowerment Fund (WGEF) : Three programs, : Credit Plus, Agriculture and Agro Business Loan Program, Healthy Periods Initiative and the Girls Decide, Literacy.
  2. AHALA Children’s Rights Foundation (CODENI); year 2 of Life Projects
  3. TeachUNITED:School Accelerator in Tanzania
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