Awarded Grants

International Rescue Committee (IRC) Grant

The foundation has awarded the IRC $10,000 to aide in the Refugee crisis.  Founded in 1933, the IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.

North Lawndale College Prep Grant Award

Congratulations NLCP, they have been awarded a $20,000 grant for their Taking Flight Program.  The funds will be used for the 2015/2016 school year.  the program addresses the barriers that low-income students face in completing a higher education,  There are 5 core elements to this program: College Exposure, “Success Colleges”, Financial support, Mentoring and Personal Support  The Phoenix Rising summer program is also a requirement for students to participate.

AfricAide, Inc Grant Award

Congratulations to AfricAide.  They have been awarded a $20,000 grant for the implementation and delivery of the Kisa Project in 2016.  The Kisa Project is a 2 year leadership and empowerment program for young women in Tanzania, where only 26% of girls go to secondary school and 3% to tertiary education.  The program focuses on capacity,  skills building and tools to be leaders.  The grant funds will be used to implement the Project in the Arusha and Kilimanjaro Regions of Northern Tanzania.

Refugee Crisis in Europe

Europe is facing its biggest crisis since WWII.  More than three years after the start of the Syrian war, the humanitarian plight of more than 6 million people displaced inside Syria and the 2.8 million refugees scattered in the region is growing more dismal by the day. It is currently considered the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Many Organizations are trying desperately to help these people.  Five grants for $10,000.00 each have been awarded to the following organizations to help fund these efforts.

*International Rescue Committee


*World Vision


*Save The Children

AHALA Children’s Rights Foundation


Congratulations to AHALA Children’s Rights Foundation the US affiliate for CODENI.  This is the second and final payment for the request to support the Life Projects coordinator and a Psychologist/Operational coordinator.  The project benefits children and women interested in developing life projects through education and/or formal employment, with the goal of helping overcome their street dependencies in Guadalajara.

West End Center of Roanoke VA

Congratulations West End Center of Roanoke VA.  They will receive a grant for $15,000 to be applied to the After School Program (ASP).  The ASP serves Pre-K to High School students.  The program provides enrollees tutoring assistance, reading classes, and STEM opportunities in additional to educational monitoring.

Women Global Empowerment Fund

Congratulations to Women’s Global Empowerment Fund of Denver Co.  They have been awarded a $20,000 grant to continue their loan fund training program for Ugandan women.  The request will also allow them to expand o Haiti to begin a bakery project, to provide  sustainable jobs and assist the community.

Children’s Trust Of Roanoke VA

Congratulations to Children’s Trust in Roanoke VA.  They have been awarded $15,000.00 for their Speak up Be Safe (SUBS)and Stewarts of Children (SOC) programs.  The goal is to educate 7,500 school children in the next 3 years.  and 1000 SOC facilitators.  They will also allocate funds to the Child Advocacy Centers, where they serve children that are victims of abuse and neglect.  The programs serve the Cities of Roanoke and Salem, the Counties of Roanoke, Botetourt and Craig.  This is the first year of a 3 year grant with funding for subsequent years contingent on them successfully raising funds from governments and the UW and individuals.

Project Gateway Grant

Congratulations Project Gateway, American Funds for Charities.  They have been awarded a $25,000 for their work in KwuZulu Natal.  Thier programs provide skill based training and mentoring in woodworking, metalwork, electrical training, sewing and crafts.  The grant will be used for scholarships.  Project Gateway