Relationship With SLF

About The Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF)

The Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF) supports community-based organizations working to turn the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa. Since 2003, the Foundation has funded over 300 projects and close to 700 initiatives in 15 countries.

These grassroots groups are the lifeline for their communities: they provide counselling and education about HIV prevention, care and treatment; distribute food, medication and other necessities; reach the sick and vulnerable through home-based health care; help orphans and vulnerable children access education and work through their grief; and support grandmothers caring for their orphaned grandchildren.

They work in partnership and solidarity with these projects, respecting that local organizations know what they need and how to solve their current problems, organizations helping people to help themselves.

Every organization supported by SLF has a gender focus – a recognition that gender inequality drives the pandemic, and that it is necessary to have programs targeted to supporting four critical areas: women, orphans, grandmothers and people living with HIV and AIDS.

For information about the projects funded by the Stephen Lewis Foundation, visit their website to read the semi-annual newsletter "Grassroots."

Click on the link below to watch the “Grandmothers on the Move” podcast.

About the Grandmothers To Grandmothers Campaign (G2G)

The Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign (G2G) seeks to build solidarity, raise awareness and mobilize support in Canada for Africa's grandmothers. The campaign was launched on March 7, 2006, on the eve of International Women's Day.
Since the launch, some 250 groups of Canadian grandmothers have taken up the call to action. To date, the campaign has raised more than $12 million for African grandmothers and the children in their care.

Grandmother groups within the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign support and collaborate with one another when it is beneficial to the cause.  This is done in a variety of ways: supporting other groups' fundraising initiatives; sharing educational materials, workshops, and ideas; co-organizing fundraisers such as the National Walk.

Visit the Grandmothers Campaign website to network with other granny groups, share ideas, read about upcoming events and learn more about the campaign and how to get involved!