Grassroots Alliance for Community Education (G.R.A.C.E.) Africa

Grassroots Alliance for Community Education (G.R.A.C.E.) Africa is a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) registered under Kenya’s NGO Coordination Board with a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit fundraising entity based in California, USA.

We are guided in our activities by our recognition of the centrality of the household and the interconnectedness between health and human rights, especially the rights of the child.

Our 50 plus Kenyan partners include CBOs, Faith Based Organizations (FBOs), and youth groups. These organizations operate as part of a network through which G.R.A.C.E. provides capacity building support in diverse areas such as leadership and governance; economic empowerment; youth empowerment; child protection; HIV prevention, care and treatment and sustainable agriculture. In addition, we provide technical and material support to enable them to improve the quality and scale of their work. We have established a niche and a proven track record in working with and empowering grassroots organizations across Kenya.

A unique aspect of our work is that the workshops and training sessions culminate in action plan development followed by periodic visits to each participant by the program director and coordinator. These visits provide encouragement, material and financial support for action plan implementation.

As partner organizations grow and become viewed as leaders and community resource persons, they identify skills that are vital to their organizations' survival. To assist them in sustaining and expanding their work, G.R.A.C.E. links partners with funding agencies both in-country and internationally. We are also committed to supporting community building through practical skills development at the organizational level.