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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, International, International Development, International Relief, Religion, Religion-Related, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Children of Grace demonstrates the love of Jesus Christ by offering hope to Ugandan orphans and other children affected by poverty and AIDS. We do this through education, healthcare, and empowerment programs to enable a better future.

Target demographics: vulnerable children.

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 800 Ugandan youth.

Geographic areas served: Uganda

Programs: education, healthcare and empowerment programs so each student can reach their own potential.

Community Stories

50 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

We have the privilege and the blessing since 2003 of sponsoring children through Children of Grace. I have visited Uganda the last two years and worked with their excellent staff during a camp week for children. Our first sponsored son graduated from nursing school in 2015 and is serving his community. This would not have happened for this young man without Children of Grace. By helping this one child, he is now helping many more children in Uganda which is definitely a blessing to all of us. We sponsor two other girls and one young boy and will continue sponsoring and encouraging these young people. Last year my husband and I were able to go to Uganda again and meet our sponsored children and hear their dreams to succeed and benefit their country through education. All of this would not be possible without sponsors. As a sponsor, we are able to correspond with them through COG letting them know we care about them and will continue to sponsor them so they can succeed and help others.

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have been sponsoring children through Children of Grace for over 11 years. I had the privilege in January of visiting Uganda and working with their excellent staff during a camp week for 135 children. Having this opportunity afforded me to see first hand how we are making a big difference in the lives of these children and their families. I was able to meet and spend some time with my sponsored children and their families and they were so grateful to have the opportunity of getting an education through COG. The young man we have sponsored for 11 years is attending nursing school and will graduate next May. He will make a difference in the Uganda communities. One of the other children we sponsor wants to be an engineer and it would not be possible without sponsorships and donations. We are blessed that we can be part of their lives. Knowing that COG is so beneficial to the Uganda children, we plan to be sponsors for the long run.

Donor

Rating: 5

It has come to my attention that the status of the non-profit organization, Children of Grace CoG, has come up for review. I have been a supporter of CoG since its founding in 2001 and have monitored its progress over the years. In all of its activities and programs to support the education of needy children in Uganda, it has operated in an engaged, loving, caring and fiscally responsible manner. And CoG's results over the years are indeed impressive. This has resulted, in large part, by the founders personally dedicating much of their time in Uganda, thereby assuring the effectiveness of CoG's programs.

Dick Warmington
Retired Hewlett-Packard Co Executive
Founder of Chadwick International School Inchon Korea 2010

Juan14

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 3

My name is Joanitar Mpakibi, its 6 months now working with Children Of Grace, and from my point of view, among the many organisations that sponsor children's education in Uganda, C.O.G is an organisation with A DIFFERENCE in all its operating aspects of Education, Health and Empowerment. Many orphans and vulnerable children that have passed through C.O.G are now living a bright future and acting as LIVING TESTIMONIES to the community. When it comes to health, all cases are critically handled by the medical personel hence no record of misdiagnosis for all the years of its existence. Iam forever grateful to all those who have always spared aside funds to keep us operating. God bless you all.

Cathy120

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 3

My name is Cathy I have been at Children of Grace for one year and 3 months. This is anon- profit organization which is reaching out to all the vulnerable children to provide with school fees, medical care, and providing with social psychological support such that they can be able to maintain themselves in future. The organization has reached further to teach the word of God and empowering both the children and their guardians for the better wellbeing. Personally I am grateful for the good work being done by Children of Grace and my God bless the works of all who give to support its operation.

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Donor

Rating: 5


I have been associated with Children of Grace since its formation in 2001. I am currently the CFO, a Board member and spouse of the Founder. I have lived in Uganda for 5 years and observed several child sponsorship programs up close and on the ground. CoG has a unique child sponsorship program in Jinja, Uganda. In addition to paying poverty stricken orphans and vulnerable children's school fees; they provide scholastic materials, medical care, lunch at school and most importantly know individually each of the students in the program. A team of 12 mentors maintain daily contact with assigned students, their schools, guardians and village life. Each child has a personal relationship with their mentor and participates in spiritual and personal empowerment programs conducted by the CoG staff. Each student’s participation and performance in school and related programs is monitored closely and customized help and counseling provided when needed. The result is nearly 100% completion of primary school for CoG sponsored students where the national average is 35% and many students go on to graduate high school and earn scholarships to attend Universities in Uganda and the USA.

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Board Member

Rating: 4

I have been associated with Children of Grace since it formation in 2001. I am currently the CFO, a Board member and spouse of the Founder. I have lived in Uganda for 5 years and observed several child sponsorship programs up close and on the ground. CoG has a unique child sponsorship program in Jinja, Uganda. In addition to paying poverty stricken orphans and vulnerable children's school fees, they provide scholastic materials, medical care. lunch at school and most importantly know individually each of the students in the program. A team of 12 mentors maintain daily contact with assigned students, their schools, guardians and village life. Each child has a personal relationship with their mentor and participates in spiritual and personal empowerment programs conducted by the CoG staff. Students participation and performance in school and related programs are monitored closely and customized help and counseling provided when needed. The result is nearly 100% completion of primary school for CoG sponsored students where the country average is 35% and many students earning scholarships to attend Universities in Uganda and the USA.

Kirsten V.

Donor

Rating: 5

The students sponsored by Children of Grace are receiving schooling, medical care and love and guidance that otherwise they would not receive. I have been pleased with my experience and with my interaction with COG.

Board Member

Rating: 4

Children of Grace strongly advocates for the orphans and other vulnerable children in Uganda. The organization's values have consistently been witnessed in the local community as their staff are dedicated and loyal to their students and community stakeholders. They genuinely care for the students and lovingly mentor them in their educational journey. All donor funds are handled in a professional and transparent manner.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the honor to become a volunteer for this great organization this year. The commitment and dedication of everyone to connect the sponsors with the children in Uganda is astounding. This collaboration between the sponsors and the organization allows access to education and health care for these children, strengthening their future in so many ways. Watching the impact Children of Grace makes in the lives of the children is the most rewarding experience.

Advisor

Rating: 5

Children of Grace has touched my life multiple times in the last 15 years. I am thankful to be able to support the mission to provide education, healthcare and empowerment to children in Uganda as I believe that the work being done on the ground is tremendous. Over 800 children are currently being sponsored and I have seen what impact these students have, not only on my life, but also on everyone around them. I am blessed and honored to be associated with an organization such as COG.