Women dance at a Foundation-funded project in Uganda (Photo by Jennifer Dunn)

What We Do

The Stephen Lewis Foundation was created with the express purpose of putting money directly in the hands of community-based organizations working on the frontlines of the AIDS pandemic in Africa. Since 2003, we have funded over 1100 initiatives, partnering with over 300 community-based organizations in the 15 countries that have been hardest hit by the AIDS pandemic in Africa, including Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. We also work with a number of regional initiatives.

From home-based care to grandmother support and orphan care, from feeding programmes to music and art therapy, grassroots organizations are driving the response to the AIDS pandemic in ways that are innovative, sophisticated and impactful.

We exist to meaningfully collaborate on this important work, and to support the processes by which grassroots groups share ideas, strategize for change, and build unified networks across the African continent. With enough resources, they are on the precipice of creating lasting change.

Want to learn more?

Read about the grassroots organizations we work with in the Where We Work section and learn more about our Areas of Work. For individual stories and the latest updates from Africa, please read our latest newsletter and watch online video clips about our work.

 

News

Slaight Family Foundation announces $7M in donations to seven Canadian NGOs February 19, 2015

Media Profile, Canada NewsWire

Porter: African women caring for their AIDS-orphaned grandchildren need our help November 24, 2014

Catherine Porter, The Toronto Star

Upcoming Events

Ask Her Talks: Montreal May 25, 2015

Montreal, QC

Ask Her Talks: Toronto May 27, 2015

Toronto, ON