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 epidemic in Africa. Since 2003, we have funded over 1,400 initiatives, partnering with over 300 community-based organizations in the 15 countries that have been hardest hit by the AIDS epidemic 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 epidemic 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

Include women-led organizations in Canada’s reproductive health projects July 20, 2017

MUSIMBI KANYORO and THEO SOWA, The Globe and Mail

Dare To Wear Love Gala to Introduce Launch of Urgent Stephen Lewis Foundation LGBTQ Initiative May 5, 2017

Kim Hughes, SAMARITANMAG

Upcoming Events

Winnipeg Grandmothers Giving Back - December 28, 2017

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Capital Grannies Present : Trivia Night February 18, 2018

Ottawa, Ontario