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

Stephen Lewis Foundation partners with TD Bank and Aeroplan in celebration of Pride June 19, 2015

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'Ask Her' gives African women platform to share world views May 27, 2015

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Upcoming Events

Royal City Gogos New Westminster Cultural Crawl August 8, 2015

New Westminster , British Columbia

Victoria Grandmothers for Africa Cycle Tour 2015 September 11, 2015

Campbell River to Victoria, British Columbia