Awards & Grants

LIGHT OF HOPEAWARDS & GRANTS

We’ve been recognized as a responsible, effective non-profit home and school for girls. For this, we feel truly honored.

We believe educating girls is the surest way to lift communities out of poverty and we’re privileged to contribute to this important work.

Awards

Kenya Environmentally Friendly Award Kenya Ministry of Gender & Children Affairs, 2013 We were recognized for embracing environmental sustainability best practices, including our commitment to growing and producing much of our own meat, dairy, and produce on-site and using organic methods. We’ve also enhanced our school grounds by planting grasses and hundreds of trees.

Guidestar Gold Seal of Transparency Guidestar Seal

Charities Review Council Charities Seal

Grants

Jackson Foundation 2014-2016 We were recognized for embracing environmental sustainability best practices, including our commitment to growing and producing much of our own meat, dairy, and produce on-site and using organic methods. We’ve also enhanced our school grounds by planting grasses and hundreds of trees.

Margaret A Cargill Foundation 2013 Without privacy and security our girls would be unsafe. This MAC Foundation grant not only funded the construction of our security wall, but the installation of solar security lighting, as well. In Kenya, power surges and blackouts are common. The installation of solar lighting ensures our grounds will always be well-lit at night.

Carlson Family Foundation 2010 Access to a safe, reliable water source is critical to ensuring the health of our girls, irrigating our organic gardens, and watering our livestock. Carlson Family Foundation made our water well possible through a grant award.

Mound Westonka Rotary 2010 The Rotary, through its international organization, provided matching funds to help us complete the well project.

Wayzata Community Church 2009 - 2016 Each year, we require funds to pay our teachers, maintain our facilities, and provide our girls with the things they need to succeed: food, clothing, medical care, and school supplies. Year after year, Wayazata Community Church has granted funds to meet those needs.