Grandmother and young woman (Photo by Alexis MacDonald)

Areas of Work

The Stephen Lewis Foundation works with community-based organizations working on the frontlines of the HIV & AIDS epidemic in Africa. We support women, children orphaned by AIDS and the indomitable grandmothers who have stepped in to care for them, and associations of people living with HIV & AIDS, who are bravely declaring their status and working to address stigma, educate their communities and press for change.

We strive to be responsive in our support, and to the constantly-evolving needs and priorities on the ground. Our current areas of focus include:

We work at the community level in 15 sub-Saharan African countries: Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

News

Not your granny’s charity: Grandmas raise millions August 16, 2016

André Picard, The Globe and Mail

African grandmothers rally for support in battle against HIV July 22, 2016

André Picard, The Globe and Mail

Upcoming Events

Alberta Regional Grandmothers Gathering September 23, 2016

Edmonton, Alberta

Prairie Regional Grandmothers Gathering September 24, 2016

Winipeg, Manitoba