Stephen Lewis Foundation

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Physical address
Suite 501
260 Spadina Ave
+1 416 533 9292
+1 888 203 9990
Provincial information: 
Organisation type: 
International Donor
The Stephen Lewis Foundation supports community-based organizations working to turn the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa.
Ekupholeni Mental Health Centre, Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust, Grandmothers Against Poverty and AIDS (GAPA) Cotlands, Millennium Home of Hope
Criteria for selection of partner: 
Organisations applying for a grant from the Stephen Lewis Foundation should fulfil the following criteria: * •Be a registered non-profit organisation with the NPO Directorate * •Have a bank account or access to the bank account of a registered NPO that is working on behalf of your organisation; * •Be committed to the principles of non-discrimination against all groups of people, with a particular commitment to women and people living with HIV and AIDS * •Have a sound financial system to manage grant expenditures * •Have a functioning board, steering committee and/or leadership structure that has women and people living with HIV and AIDS * •Be engaged in community-based activities aimed at assisting one or more of the following: orphans and vulnerable children; young people; women; caregivers/guardians (who are often grandmothers); and people living with HIV and AIDS
Target groups: 
Children 0-18 years, Youth 12-18, Elderly 60+
Grant/financing amounts available: 
2008: total sub-Saharan budget (Canadian) $11.11 million (approximately R80 million)
Grant/financing period: 
Not specified
Types of action financed: 
This Foundation supports community-based organisations that are helping to address the HIV epidemic in Africa, specifically those providing support to orphans and vulnerable children and their caregivers and people living with HIV and AIDS. The Stephen Lewis Foundation’s mandate is to: * •Provide care at community level to women who are dying, so that their last weeks, days, hours are free from pain, humiliation and indignity; •Assist orphans and other AIDS-affected children, in every possible way, from the payment of school fees to the provision of food * •Support the unsung heroes of Africa, the grandmothers, who bury their own children and care for their orphan grandchildren; * •Support associations of people living with HIV and AIDS, courageous men and women who have openly declared their status and who work to educate themselves and share information with the broader community on prevention, treatment, care and the elimination of stigma
Types of action financed: 
Health and Well-being sector